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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2020.

Senior Commissioning Manager – Children’s Complex Needs

Job Reference: 256-SH100

Surrey Heartlands CCG
Agile base - home working
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum plus Fringe HCAS

Surrey Heartlands CCG are seeking an experienced senior commissioner to join our Children and Young People and Learning Disabilities Commissioning Team. The role will have a pivotal part to play in shaping and delivering services for children with complex needs across the County.

The role will support the transformational programmes associated with the management of children with complex conditions. Ensuring children’s needs are understood and at the centre of decision making. Providing leadership and capacity to a team delivering Surrey’s Children Continuing Care function, alongside support for commissioning performance management of local community health services that are related to children with complex needs and special educational needs. Additionally contributing to the wider SEND improvement programme.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate clear knowledge, understanding and achievement in this area. They may or may not be clinically trained but should have an understanding of children’s health services and the wider context for families of children with more complex needs. This can be offered as a secondment opportunity.

The team is a dedicated function that works across Surrey and is currently moving to an integrated service with County Council colleagues. This is an exciting time to be part of and shape this direction of travel across an interesting and varied portfolio.

We would warmly welcome any questions about this opportunity - please contact Harriet Derrett-Smith in the first instance.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, Surrey Heartlands CCGs are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and prospective employees. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Every consideration will be shown to job applicants and employees who are disabled and those who meet the minimum criteria for the post will be invited for interview. All applicants invited for interview are asked if they need any additional support when attending the interview.

In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, NWS Clinical Commissioning Group will not discriminate against or dismiss the applications of candidates with spent convictions for posts which are not exempt from this legislation

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. Applicants may self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship on the UK Visas and Immigration pages of the website. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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