Senior Commissioning Manager
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC15929
  • Published: Wed 10/02/2021, 14:34 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Senior Commissioning Manager

Job Title: Senior Commissioning Manager - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Location: Based in Stevenage but role will be countywide (Please note during the current time all employees are expected to work from home until further notice)
Salary Range: £49,866 pa progressing to £53,042 pa (M5) or NHS equivalent banding for  people on existing NHS terms and conditions
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract or Secondment

Job Duties:

Do you want to get up each morning knowing that you’re making a difference?

Do you want to be part of a friendly, dynamic team dedicated to making services better across the whole of Hertfordshire?

Do you want to work in a partnership environment, with a diverse range of people?

If the answer to all of those questions is ‘yes’, then you could be who we’re looking for!

Based at our Stevenage base, you will be part of the Integrated Health and Care Commissioning Team (IHCCT), which is responsible for the countywide commissioning and monitoring of joint health and social care services on behalf of the council and the NHS, including adult mental health services and learning disability services and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

We are recruiting a Senior Commissioning Manager for CAMHS to lead on improving outcomes for children and young people who experience mental ill health in Hertfordshire. You will work with partners across the NHS, County Council, local schools and others to deliver key, high profile, commissioning projects. This will include managing NHS contracts, leading tender exercises, public consultations and strategy development.

With experience in commissioning or delivering complex partnership projects, you will work collaboratively to develop an improved offer of support which ensures improved outcomes for children, young people, their families and the professionals and systems that support them. Your work will involve collaboration with a range of stakeholders through co-production, engagement and participation, using your initiative and leadership skills to find solutions to problems in partnership, and be accountable for driving forward service improvements.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level, or with equivalent working experience, and be confident, motivated, solution focused and possess excellent project management and communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with good experience of health and/or children’s services commissioning. 

For an informal discussion please contact Joella Scott on 01992 588451 or email

Closing date: Sunday 28th February 2021

Interview date: Thursday 11th and 12th March 2021

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes


Additional Information

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

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Application Information

Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.




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