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Senior Commissioning Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2203VR
  • Published: Tue 29/11/2022, 11:04 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 20/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 - £38,632 - £44,420 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hybrid - Works from home and in the office at Gun Wharf, Kent

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Senior Commissioning Officer

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Commissioner for Partnership Commissioning- Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing on a 1-year fixed term contract / Secondments opportunity with manages agreement.

Medway Public Health Programmes Team includes partnership commissioning – these are the roles that seek to improve joint commissioning between health and social care in Medway. We are now looking for a Senior Commissioner to join the team in the commissioning of Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing services.

Partnership Commissioning is seeking an individual to bring specialist knowledge and expertise to the Programmes Team ensuring our commissioned children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing services are providing the earliest interventions to improve outcomes for children.

The Partnership Commissioning team are a forward thinking and experienced service that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and Kent and Medway’s Integrated Care Board.

The post holder will need to be demonstrate they are able:

To take the lead on distinct projects within portfolio of commissioning activity as directed by the relevant Programme Lead and support the implementation of an integrated and whole systems approach to commissioning services, placing the service user at the heart of all decision making and ensuring services are rooted in outcome focused solutions.

Work in partnership with providers, other agencies, and strategic clinical networks to maximise the learning and sharing good practice, including collaborative commissioning across other CCGs, Social Care and Public Health to maximise the achievement of improved patient outcomes.

Contribute to the development of integrated and whole system pathways being developed and services being re-designed taking the lead where required in the development of business cases and service specifications where required.

Undertake the analysis of need, demand, spend and performance data ensuring that proactive planning is taken to alleviate the pressure on acute services. This will include the development of preventative and community-based provision that is equipped to deliver high standards of health care more cost effectively, deliver cashable savings and secure the effective transition into adult services.

Re-fine service specifications where required, manage all required activity and monitor services to ensure the achievement of required outcomes, performance targets and savings and effective management of risk.

Ensure all programme plans, activity data, performance and savings targets are regularly updated and maintained on the Programme Management System and present progress reports to relevant governing bodies.

Support the quality assurance and compliance of contracts within the portfolio area.

Ensure that all commissioning activity is carried out in accordance with legislation, national guidelines, Medway Clinical Commissioning Group and Medway Council’s policy and procedures and is applied using the principles of good practice including ethics and probity and take account of safeguarding policy and standards.

Secondments welcome with manages agreement.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail Hannah Christie on

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.