Children’s Commissioning and Quality Lead

South Tyneside Council
South Shields
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description
Children’s Commissioning and Quality Lead

£60,065 pa

Are you or have you previously worked as a Senior/Lead Children’s Commissioning Manager with experience of Quality Assuring Children’s regulated and unregulated Service?

We are looking for an experienced Commissioning Manager with quality assurance knowledge and experience to join our senior management team who will provide strategic leadership throughout the whole commissioning cycle. This will include the management and development of the local children’s services market and embedding the quality assurance framework for all services within the portfolio.

About the Role:

The postholder will oversee all aspects of commissioning and quality assurance of the Children’s Social Care Commissioned Service. You will take responsibility for engaging with partners, stakeholders, services and the market to ensure effective support for the sufficiency and commissioning strategies and to include delivery of specific projects. You will work together with partners to improve outcomes for children, young people and families; ensuring commissioned services are needs led and cost effective.

You will be responsible for workforce management, performance and quality management;

You will be responsible for ensuring the Childrens commissioning and quality assurance processes are Ofsted inspection ready.

Working with your team and people using to commission appropriate services, You will lead the commissioning and quality assurance team, stakeholders, including service users on to review and maintain systems and processes to ensure they adhere to all Ofsted requirements and South Tyneside Council’s vision and strategies.

Alongside your salary you will receive an excellent package of annual leave, pension contributions and sickness pay with first-class support and development.

About You:

Provide vision and leadership and direction for the CYP and family Commissioning portfolio to ensure services across South Tyneside meet Strategic and holistic needs.

You will provide senior line management and effective, visible leadership, to secure and sustain cultural change and to ensure that services perform well in line with the corporate agenda.

You will provide leadership, people management, development, health, and wellbeing issues and maximising the resources of the Commissioning and Quality Assurance team.

You will have experience of driving continuous improvement, best value, and quality within services by challenging existing practice to ensure it meets with local, national, professional and regulatory standards.

You will provide senior leadership across the commissioning and quality portfolios ensure the delivery of improved service outcomes, value for money and financial savings are achieved.

We remain fully committed to supporting our staff to grow and develop, and we will provide you with the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones. Through the development of our new Values and Behaviour Framework we will fully support staff to become Curious, Accountable, Responsive and Empowered (CARE).

For and informal discussion about the role, please contact Lesley Hill, Interim Strategic Commissioning Lead Tel: 0191 424 7138, email:

We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here -

Please note that if you apply for this role, all communication regarding your application will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, please ensure you check your junk mail.

Closing date: 19 April 2024.

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