Commissioning & Contracts Manager

Location Knowsley
Salary £29 per hour
As a senior officerthe post holder will be responsible for ensuring evidenced based, high quality and cost-effective commissioning of services with a particular focus on the Substance Misuse agenda i.e. drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Experience in the Substance Misuse area is desirable though not essential.

To achieve this the post holder will play a key role in:

  • Providing support for operational leadership to the integrated commissioning function across the full thematic range of commissioned services.
  • Provide operational leadership for continuous service improvement that embraces corporate priorities and initiatives, including through the professional development of teams and staff.
  • Ensure effective communication through high quality reports, informal briefings and presentations to Council Committees, elected Members, MPs and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • Support the development of a strategy for the delivery of services to improve outcomes for our residents, working with service providers to investigate and develop innovative commissioning models.
  •  Strategic market development with long-term objectives linked to the Corporate Plan.
  • Engagement with a key range of stakeholders including statutory partners (including health and education), service providers, service users and carers
  • The strategic development and redesign of services in order to deliver against the Councils vision and key objectives for the Borough
  • Linking with procurement and contract monitoring to ensure the availability, quality, performance, and value for money of commissioned services
  • Market management, market engagement and market development
  • To commission/decommission and or re-commission services in line with the overall commissioning strategy.