Senior Partnership Commissioner (Children & Young People)
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC733RS
  • Published: Fri 11/06/2021, 17:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 (£38,023 - £43,720) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Senior Partnership Commissioner (Children & Young People)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Partnership Commissioner to join our expert team that commission a wide range of children and young people services, on behalf of Kent and Medway residents. Partnership Commissioning are responsible for ensuring there is joint commissioning between health and social care to ensure the best outcomes for our children and families.

Partnership Commissioning is seeking applicants who will bring specialist knowledge and expertise to the commissioning of children’s acute care pathways and help support the transformation of acute care. This transformational programme seeks to improve the patient experience and is committed at looking at innovative ways to improve care and offer more choice to our children and young people. They will need the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders and also have the credibility and capability to work collaboratively with clinical staff.

The Partnership Commissioning team are a forward thinking and experienced service that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group. There are two senior commissioning roles available that will work across Kent and Medway to improve the acute care pathways for child health. With the merger of Kent and Medway CCG the partnership commissioning team now work very closely with the Kent children’s commissioning team and whilst day to day management will sit with the Medway Children’s Commissioning Programme Lead the postholders will work across Kent.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Programme Lead by proactively managing current commissioned contracts, procurement of new services, analysis of data to inform service improvement, pathway design and whole system improvement, engaging with service users and service user support groups to improve outcomes for patients, working in partnership across primary and secondary care and clinical networks and any other day to day activity as and when directed.

This may include undertaking practice research, assessment of need and demand data and financial analysis and arranging/coordinating patient/service user and provider engagement activity where required.

This exciting opportunity will give the successful applicant the opportunity to contribute extensively to the commissioning service delivery and help transform how we improve children’s health. They will be expected to work in partnership with providers, other agencies, and strategic networks.


In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.


We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.


For further information or a discussion about the role please contact


Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.


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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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