Commissioning Lead - Health, Wellbeing and Early Help

Up to £200 per day + Holiday Pay and Pension Scheme
04 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Sadie Nunn
Contract Type
Full Time

*Commissioning Lead - Health, Wellbeing and Early Help*

Adecco are currently recruiting for a Commissioning Lead - Health, Wellbeing and Early Help to work for a South-West London local authority.

  • Commissioning Lead - Health, Wellbeing and Early Help
  • Public Sector - Local Authority
  • 4 to 5 days per week
  • Temporary role - 3 months (possible extension)
  • £200.00 per day
  • Starting end of February 2021


The role of the Health, Wellbeing and Early Help Commissioning Lead is to work with the Head of Commissioning for Children's Services in delivery of the Council's Children's Services Commissioning Strategy for children, young people and their families, and the associated Commissioning Delivery Plans, to ensure that the Council's Statutory Duties under the Children Act 1989 and 2014 Children and Families Act and other legislation are fully discharged through effective commissioning of appropriate services.

The role will ensure that the ring-fenced Children's Services Public Health Budget (in excess of £10m pa) provided to the Council is used effectively to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people and reduce health inequality. The role will have oversight, reporting to the Head of Children's Commissioning, of the performance of all Children's Service' contracts that are managed within the Children's Commissioning Team, including working in partnership with the other Lead Commissioners in the identification and the mitigation of risk across individual contracts. The post holder is also responsible for ensuring the delivery of positive, measurable outcomes for children, young people and their families in line with the Allen reports 1 & 2 through effective commissioning and contract monitoring. Development and maintenance of key strategic partnerships with stakeholders, particularly across the health arena, will be a key component of the role, as will providing appropriate levels of support and challenge to ensure that delivery against service specifications by providers is compliant and of high quality, and that any underperformance is effectively addressed at an early stage.

The post holder will be required to work some evenings in order to meet service requirements, e.g. to attend evening meetings when required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Alongside the Head of Children's Commissioning, to develop and maintain mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with key stakeholders within and without the SSA to include:- South West London Partnership (Wandsworth & South London CCGs), Richmond CCG, London Council's Commissioning Partnership, South London Commissioning Partnership, Association of Directors of Public Health and Public Health England Early Years Partnership, and the Commissioning Alliance, to drive and support cross borough or sub-regional approaches to commissioning services that produce better outcomes for children and young people and maximise value for money.
  • Responsible for the effective management of a commissioning portfolio. This will include commissions directly managed (to include mandated Public Health Functions across Wandsworth and Richmond councils), alongside other commissioned services managed within the commissioning team, working in a flexible way across Children's Services remit, as required.
  • Required to work with Assistant Directors and Heads of Service (Client Role) to ascertain commissioning priorities.
  • Responsible for commissioning and contract monitoring the effective delivery of a number of health interventions to children and young people aged 0-19 years and their families, including; Health Visiting, School Nursing, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Early Years), Family Weight Management services, the Parental Mental Health service and public health strategies through the commissioned services workforce and its operational partners.
  • Supports the Head of Commissioning in managing resources in the team to ensure that they are appropriately distributed across the range of services commissioned, whilst providing flexible support to the wider team as required, including support managing difficult relationships with providers, and addressing underperformance.
  • Oversees the analysis of data drawn from commissioned services and elsewhere within the Council to ensure that services are needs led, and to facilitate profiling and benchmarking against national standards, and identifying areas for improvement. Ensure that the views of children, young people and families and other key stakeholders are at the forefront of decision-making through effective engagement and planned consultations concerning the development and delivery of commissioning intentions and models of care.
  • Supports the Head of Commissioning for Children's Services in the development and maintenance of the Council's Commissioning Strategy for children and young people, and delivery of the associated Commissioning Plans to ensure that the statutory duties of the Council's Children's Services are fully discharged.


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