Salary: £18.99 – £22.51 per hour, £21477.69 – £25458.81 per annum

Shift hours: 21.75

Are you committed to improving services and outcomes for children in care? 

Do you have excellent project management skills and the ability to build successful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders? 

Can you ensure that the services we have in place for children are high quality, meet need and are value for money? 

Coventry City Council is seeking a commissioner to work in the Children’s Commissioning Team. The role involves working in partnership with stakeholders to develop, commission and implement a variety of outcome-based services for looked after children. You will take lead responsibility for the commissioning of allocated projects which may include provision such as fostering, residential and supported accommodation and additional support services such as children and families therapeutic support.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with experience of working within a education, health or social care environment with either children and young people or other vulnerable people in an operational, commissioning or contract management role.  

You will need to be able to analyse need, develop a range of commissioning options, write complex reports and use all elements of the commissioning cycle to ensure we have the right services in place for our children.  

You will be experienced at partnership working, managing projects to deliver the desired outcomes, working in a fast paced environment and effectively prioritising and managing your own workload.  

You must have safeguarding and quality at the heart of all you do and be committed to ensuring that children and young people are involved in the development and review of services

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date(s): Week commencing 18th March 2024, in the event you are successful in securing an interview, there will be a practical test in addition to the face-to-face interview

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Priya Dady -priya.dady@coventry.gov.uk

Reference: coventrycc/TP/35882/9103

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