Location: South East Region including other travel as required for the role

If you’ve got excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong commercial awareness gained in a Childcare or Residential setting, we can offer you a rewarding commissioning manager role with a difference.

CareTech is one of the largest providers of specialist Education and Care services for children and young people in the UK, delivering across Special Education Schools and Colleges, Residential Care Homes and a Therapeutic Fostering Service.

Our teams are fully committed to CareTech companies’ goals. They understand the challenges and rewards of working with our young people and know that every day they will achieve things that really matter.

Supporting our teams across the Scotland Region, you’ll spend most of your time out in the field, providing business information to position our high-quality services with LA’s robustly, in-line with best practice. Managing a busy caseload of LA’s, you’ll be accountable for building relationships that lead to new admissions and new service development across The Group Residential Services.

This is no ordinary role. The pace is fast. There’s lots of variety. And you’ll need to be able to build strong working relationships with Key stakeholders and colleagues across the Group. Offering lots of autonomy, your role will involve developing partnerships identifying, decisions makers and influencers with Local Authorities and writing regional framework agreements and contract tenders reports. Everything you do will be fair, consistent and thorough, so we can make the right decisions for our students and the young people in our care.

Main Purpose of the role

Building deep-rooted partnerships with Local Authorities/other purchasers to identify their needs and provide business information to position our services to meet such needs. To lead the referral and admissions of students to support exceeding occupancy targets in Specialist Education Schools and Colleges and residential settings.

Candidate Profile

Highly organised and a great communicator, resilient with a flexible approach. A real team player, you should also be:

  • Suitability qualified to a degree level within a similar environment
  • Proven track record for delivery of complex projects, working across organisational boundaries and service development.
  • An analytical mind, methodical approach and keen attention to detail
  • Good prioritisation skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • The flexibility to travel across the region, staying overnight where needed
  • The ability to put people at ease, gather vital information and maintain confidentiality.

This post will require National travel, therefore a car driver is essential.

The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

CareTech Group is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS/PVG check and safer recruitment reference checks.

CareTech Group is an equal opportunities employer.

Commissioning Manager – Peterborough – SYS 3206


Salary: Salary up to £50,000 plus £4,800 car allowance pa

Location: Peterborough, PE7 3AN

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