Commissioning Manager Children's Services - Merton

Merton, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HTTW200220D_1582196515
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-02-20
  • Location: Merton, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-20
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Commissioning Manager for Children's Services in Merton Council.

Main duties:

To lead on the commissioning of services in one or more of the following specialist areas:

  • Early Intervention and Prevention Services
  • Preventative services for Children with Disabilities
  • Prevention of Care Services (including crisis intervention services)
  • Alternative Education Services
  • Post 16yrs Education and Training Provision
  • Youth Services including borough wide positive activities and locality based youth provision
  • The needs of vulnerable young people including those Looked After, Young Carers, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People 'Not in Education Employment or Training' (NEET)
  • Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Services for young people
  • Sexual Health Services for young people
  • Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) Services
  • Children and Young People Obesity Intervention Services, Advocacy Services for Looked After Children
  • Young People's Participation ensuring all aspects of the commissioning cycle are addressed including the identification of needs, development of clear and specific specifications, procurement of services, monitoring and evaluation, service development
  • Sexual health prevention and support services
  • To be responsible for the effective operational commissioning of a range of children and young people's services - leading on specific areas as required and as agreed with the post holder
  • To ensure safeguarding principles and practices are inherent in every piece of commissioning

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • A degree, relevant professional qualification to degree level, commissioning qualification or significant experience of commissioning public services
  • Experience of working effectively across partners to secure positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Knowledge of the government agenda, legislative framework, guidance and regulations relating to young people
  • Previous experience of commissioning sexual health services would be an advantage

If you are interested in this position, please call the office on 0203 743 6103 and speak to Heather Scase or email your CV.

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