Commissioning Manager-Perinatal Mental Health - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Job summary

The Commissioning Manager for perinatal mental health will be instrumental in co-ordinating, developing and delivering a transformation plan that spans adult mental health, maternal mental health and parent/infant mental health from preconception through to 24 months.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will need to matrix work across adult mental health, Maternity and Children's mental health to develop key relationships with primary care , community ,acute , specialist and voluntary sector organisations across Cambridge and Peterborough ICS .

The post holder will be expected to support performance management that enable activity and quality indicators to be specified, measured and monitored alongside the commissioning managers within the ICS.

The post holder will ensure that appropriate management action is taken to support effective delivery of services that represent value for money without compromising quality of care.

The post holder will establish consistent standards and procedures, performance management with appropriate use of national data sets and work closely with system partners to ensure that areas of underperformance are managed appropriately in collaboration with service lead and or commissioning managers.

The post holder will be part of C&P Integrated Care System (ICS) structure to manage and develop perinatal mental health workstreams.

This post crosses multiple service areas and stakeholders therefore the ability to work collaboratively across the system is essential to the success of the deliverables.

If you are and overseas candidate wishing to apply and would require sponsorship, you can determine the likelihood of obtaining a CoS for this post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff);o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities;o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays;o Career development and training;o Wellbeing support and activities;o In-house physiotherapy Service;o On-site canteens with subsidised meals;o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Commissioning Manager for perinatal mental health will be responsible for a whole pathway approach based on population health management: -
  • Leading the programme implementation for the Maternal Mental Health provision
  • Taking a think family approach and expanding access to fathers/partners
  • Expanding access to evidence based psychological therapies to include parent/infant, couple, co-parenting and family interventions
  • Specialist perinatal mental health pathways
  • Involvement of the third sector

The above will be implemented in line with the NHS long term plan vision and guidance.

For further information please see the attached job description and personal specification

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Professional Qualifications/ Memberships Professional or management qualification
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area
  • Knowledge of specialist areas - Perinatal and family mental health acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent.


  • Project management training



  • Extensive sector knowledge including understanding of relevant current, health and social care policy and legislation in relation to perinatal and family mental health
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of service users and families issues, guidance and policies
  • Able to use computer systems and analyse data - including use of a variety of software
  • Ability to analyse complex information and data quickly, reaching and articulating decisions with clarity, to deliver solutions that command support
  • Evidence of ability to prepare and deliver presentations or briefings of potentially complex issues in an effective and clear style
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in an appropriate style, both in writing and verbally, to questions and complaints from all parties - senior management; the public; CCG board members; MPs; and Councillors
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in effectively managing a project approach across many teams delivering complex support services in a health environment.
  • Proven people management skills with a track record of effectively handing employee relations issues and performance management
  • Ability to manage a complex workload and meet tight timescales.

Interpersonal Skills


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Well organised

Special Attitudes


  • Experience of policy implementation across a health / local authority organisation
  • Experience of taking the lead with programme /project management - design, management and implementation
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues


  • Commissioning and managing commissioning relationships, in a health or local authority environment.

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