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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Following allocation of some additional targeted funding the Adult Social Care Commissioning Team are looking to appoint one, or possibly two Commissioners.  The Commissioners will work across projects which support development of new services for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health, both directly and indirectly.   

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Guy Fairbairn 07391 730910 or Darrell McMurray on 07818 581070.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 6th May.

What will you be doing?

Working across a number of strategic priorities and commissioning programmes linked to services for learning disabilities, autism and mental health, the roles include independent management of elements of the commissioning process in order to help deliver innovative approaches and solutions which will positively impact outcomes for service users.

About you

The right candidates will have: 

  • A proven ability to identify and lead the development and implementation of transformation strategies to deliver the strategic priorities of the department 
  • Experience of successfully managing and delivering a range of projects simultaneously 
  • Project management skills.
  • Report writing skills with a proven ability to develop a business case and write for a variety of audiences.  This will include writing and presenting.  
  • Excellent networking skills and ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver complex change programmes 
  • Understanding of the pressures and opportunities facing local authorities and the adult social care market in Cambridgeshire.
  • Good communication skills and ability to present information in a variety of mediums.
  • Ability to collect, interpret and clearly present data.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of a Standard Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.


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