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Strategic Development Manager – External Workforce Programme

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

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to appoint a Strategic Development Manager to join our Adult’s Commissioning Service and to support the development of our External Workforce Programme. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an established high performing commissioning division with an outstanding reputation for leading the way in Adult’s commissioning.

The role is available on a 12-month fixed term basis.

The post will be based in our offices at Alconbury/Huntingdon and we offer hybrid working, supported by flexible and agile working practices. Some travel will be required across the county.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Caroline Townsend on


What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will report to the Strategic Lead for the External Workforce Programme and will support the delivery of the programme objectives. This will involve working with care providers to deliver improvements that will strengthen the workforce and hence increase the quality of care provided to our residents.

About you

The right candidate will have:

  •  A proven ability to support the development of transformation strategies to deliver the strategic priorities of the department
  • Experience of successfully managing and delivering a range of projects
  • Excellent networking skills and ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver change
  • Understanding of the pressures and opportunities facing local authorities and the adult social care market in Cambridgeshire.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of a Standard DBS 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.


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.

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.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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