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LCR Collaborative Commissioning Programme Coordinator

Vacancy Details

Salary: £49,416 to £52,256
Location: Cheshire Lines Building
Job Type: Fixed Term
Vacancy Group: Management
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 10/19/2020
Date Posted: 09/29/2020
Reference: 0000032214


36 hours per week

Grade EPO6

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate to work across the Liverpool City Region to improve outcomes for Children and Young People. In this role, the LCR Commissioning Programme Coordinator will work collaboratively with the six Commissioning Managers and Senior Officers across the region to drive their vision for transformation. The successful post holder will develop and support the implementation of a wide overarching strategy and action plan to address priority areas 

The successful candidate will:

Develop the next iteration of an overarching strategic and operational programme plan across LCR incorporating and expanding upon current work

Bring a programme management approach to the role reporting back to Commissioners and Senior Officers up to Director level

Map, monitor and demonstrate the impact the work has on LCR sufficiency particularly over the next year

Focus attention on re-invigorating collaborative discussions regarding areas where progress has been limited

Review current arrangements with Commissioners and scope out key pieces of work utilising existing best practice models regarding leaving care/ housing.

Develop a strong joint commissioning approach across LCR to SEND

Consolidate a joined-up Management Information observatory across LCR.

Scan the national horizon to find and learn from best practice, innovation, new opportunities including collaborative funding bids, training, guest speakers and webinars to ensure LCR are always driving ambition for positive and transformative commissioning practice.


We are looking for someone who can:

Lead by example, inspiring confidence and trust, tackling and creating a 'can do' culture.

Set and prioritise realistic goals and objectives ensuring sustained improvement is delivered.

Someone who has:

A minimum of 3 years programme management experience and is educated to degree level.

Proven experience of reviewing anddeveloping services, strategies, procedures, and practice in a complex environment

Experience of working with senior officers from a range of agencies, including an ability to co-ordinate inputs from a range of sources to develop strategic priorities

Experience of cross regional working and knowledge of the key issues for Childrens Services is welcomed.

This is a full time, fixed-term 2-year post with a salary of £49,416 to £52,256.


Possible secondment opportunity - please speak to your line manager to seek agreement for this.

Interviews are planned for week beginning 26th October 2020

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English.


This post is subject to an Enhanced level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.


Contact 1
Contact Name: Anne Marie Carney
Telephone: 07766997995
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