Commissioning Manager – Integrated Commissioning

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Children & Families
Child Protection & Family Support
Civic Centre 1, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF
Grade 14

£43,857 - £45,859

This is an exciting opportunity to join Kirklees Council on our improvement journey. As we prepare to move out of the pandemic period we want to focus on our long term priorities of improving the health and wellbeing and opportunities for our children and young people. This is a time of significant transformation and investment in children’s provision in Kirklees.

Working across the local Education, Health and Social Care system, this role will focus on the development and strengthening of integrated commissioning across our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision but will also work across a range of commissioning priorities.

Using a commissioning approach you will need to work collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders and partners to agree priorities and develop strategies. You will require analytical skills to carry out robust needs assessments and project management skills to develop project plans and to monitor and report progress.

The voice of the child is central to our ethos so we are looking for a candidate whose values embody co-production and engagement.

You will have robust leadership and management skills and the ability to work in a politically sensitive environment. You will also have a strong knowledge of the education, health and care landscape and legislation, as well as the related inspection frameworks. We would welcome applications from innovative individuals who are able to take the lead in the management of change and who have a demonstrable record of influencing and negotiation, as well as ensuring that outcomes are being delivered to the quality and standard that is expected.


We can offer you an attractive package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • A supportive team
  • Continuous training and development
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A range family friendly polices



For a further discussion, please contact Stewart Horn on 01484 221000 or email

01 March 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
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