The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum for 36 hour working week.
We are looking for an outstanding senior administrator to join Surrey’s Children’s Commissioning Team for a fixed-term period of 9 months initially, who brings the energy, passion and motivation to help us realise our bold ambitions for children, young people, families and communities in the county. Surrey's Children Services have undergone significant changes in recent years and the Commissioning Team has a central role in driving change and innovation, with a relentless focus on improving outcomes. At the heart of what we aim to achieve is the ambition to develop a deeper understanding of our communities and the challenges they face but also recognise their strengths, assets and aspirations and look to work with them to enable better outcomes for children.
We would welcome your application if:
- You have administration experience (in local government – an advantage but not essential)
- You have excellent organisational skills, including managing large amounts of sensitive data, and excellent record keeping
- Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Can demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with teams within the council and with external partners.
- Have a passion for improving outcomes and services for children, young people and their families.
This 9 month fixed-term role will focus on supporting the SEND and Inclusion commissioning team. You will be a key part of the team supporting work, with a real focus on improving outcomes for children who are looked after or care leavers, whilst also securing best value for money for Surrey’s residents and communities. Central to this work is the desire to enable more children and young people to access services within Surrey, so that they both remain connected to and enrich the communities in which they live.
Examples of our work include:
- Building strong, collaborative and co-productive relationships with operational colleagues, partners, providers and children, young people and families, through an outcomes-led, systems-oriented approach to commissioning.
- Analysing and interpreting data to ascertain need and plan for future sufficiency of services.
- Facilitating market engagement events with key providers across Surrey, ensuring provision is developed in the right areas for our residents.
- Working in partnership with colleagues across Finance, SEND, Health and Social Care to ensure we commission services to achieve the best outcomes for children.
- Developing new and innovative services in response to what we learn about the needs and aspirations of children, young people and families.
- Negotiating, monitoring and evaluating contractual arrangements to support learning and continuous improvement, enable better outcomes and secure value for money.
In this role, you will be able to support exciting projects like those examples listed above. Commissioning projects within the team take a variety of different forms and candidates must be comfortable working at pace, as part of an extended team, to support the commissioning team bring about the change required to enable children and young people to achieve improved outcomes.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22nd September 2021.
Interview date TBC.
Please note this role is offered as a 9 month fixed term contract opportunity.
For an informal discussion contact Matthew Hardy by e-mail at Matthew.Hardy@surreycc.gov.uk
We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.