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Interim Commissioning Manager

  • Salary: £400 - £440 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 30/11/2016
  • Job reference: J358947A

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Interim Commissioning Manager - Development

Holborn - Central London


Overall job purpose:

To work with the debt advice team to develop the framework for delivery of the commissioning programme.

Key accountabilities:

  • To define and develop policies and processes that will effectively deliver the commissioning programme in line with client needs. In particular work with relevant MAS sectors to ensure efficient and effective

- Governance and sign off arrangements

- Procurement processes

- Effective and clear specifications (core model)

- Effective, clear, consistent contract / grant documentation

- Clear understanding, policy and practice in relation to TUPE.

- Clarity on our position on risk transfer

  • To identify and assess models of service delivery and to provide clear advice and guidance on the circumstances in which they are best used. Including the use of grants and contract.
  • Establish the principles and practices to be used in the co-designing of services as the commissioning programme is rolled out.
  • The assessment existing agreements to identify what should be retained, improved or omitted.
  • Review and advise on financial models of delivery, accountability and payment including those that are used by lead organisations with their participants.
  • Assess the provider market place and make recommendations on how best to establish a healthy balanced environment.

Identify and incorporate best practice.

  • Resolving any issues over performance by delivery partners.
  • Assisting in the development of an innovative and customer-focussed approach to continuous service development and improvement that responds to customer needs.
  • Promoting and representing the Service to external partners.
  • Producing MI and reports as necessary
  • Nurture effective working relationships with existing and prospective providers.
  • Contributing to cross-team project work and knowledge sharing.

Essential requirements:

  • Extensive experience of working with stakeholders and developing co-designed solutions
  • Management of contracts / agreements involving sub contracts / agreements
  • Development of strategic commissioning programmes over a large geographical area.
  • Ability to analyse complex data, draw insight conclusions, produce reports and make recommendations.
  • Expertise in managing operational services and contracts with proven expertise in service delivery (client or supplier side) including rectifying performance shortfalls.
  • Relationship management and customer service skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of budget management, target setting and performance indicators.
  • Understanding of quality assurance techniques, continuous improvement and process development and a track record of delivering business improvement.
  • Ability to build relationships quickly and effectively with colleagues and 3rd party providers.
  • Strong prioritisation and planning skills.
  • Strong IT and MS Office (especially Excel) skills.
  • Review and development of commissioning processes and policies (whole life cycle).
  • Market development and encourage capacity building within a sector.


  • Understanding of the Debt Advice landscape.
  • Six Sigma
  • Systems thinking
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