Senior Commissioning Manager (Children / SEND)

Posted 21 June 2022
Salary£450 - 500 per day + Inside IR35
LocationNewham
Job type Contract
DisciplineInterim & Executive
ReferenceSENDCOMM22
Contact NameJohn Shorrock

Job description

If you’re searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further. Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside Newham Council to appoint a talented Senior Commissioning Manager (Children’s Services / SEND) on a Contract basis. 

As a Senior Commissioning Manager you’ll play a vital role in leading the commissioning/de-commissioning of services and resource allocation to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and for children with health needs, including mental health, together with joint commissioning activity with key partners.

The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, driven and determined to make a difference!

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

About the role

Based in Newham you will be tasked with delivering key strategic objectives including:

  • Leading the commissioning/de-commissioning of services and resource allocation to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and for children with health needs, including mental health, together with joint commissioning activity with key partners.
  • Leading on the ongoing development of the joint strategy for emotional wellbeing and mental health and collaborate with health partners on the future model of CAMHS and other joint priorities identified with the CCG.
  • Leading on securing best value from all SEND provision in independent and out of borough provision and with other areas of children’s commissioning, as identified in the future with the Assistant Director for Children’s Commissioning.

About you
The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the equalities and diversity agenda and statutory frameworks as it relates to service planning, commissioning and delivery
  • Comprehensive knowledge of legislation and strategy/policy frameworks for children and young people with SEND
  • Experience of working in children’s social care/education services/adult social care/SEND.
  • Experience of preparing and presenting complex reports and making recommendations for change to senior managers.

About the company

You'll be working for Newham Council a high profile local government body focussed on only the best outcomes for its residents and stakeholders.

What’s on offer

  • Salary: £450-£500+ per day, Inside IR35

Please submit your CV with the rate you require

  • Overtime: no options available
  • Contract type: 3-6 month minimum, likely to extend.
  • Hours: 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

How to apply 

  • Please send your CV
  • Once your CV is received, if you are successful you will be contacted.
  • Due to the extremely high number of applications, it may not be possible to contact every applicant. As such, if you are not contacted please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

About Spencer Clarke Group 

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 

When you join us, you will receive: 

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Free DBS checks
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £250 so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to John Shorrock on refer@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk remembering to include your details as well. 

*T’s & C’s apply.

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