East Midlands
£26999 - £28785 Per Annum
Job description

Commissioning Officer

With continually evolving services, this is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county. Do you want to make a difference to the lives of some of our vulnerable residents?  Do you understand what their needs might be?  If you work in a creative, solution focused way our Commissioning Officer role could be the role for you!

Position: Commissioning Officer - Contracts and Procurement

Location: Oakham

Salary: £26,999 - £28,785

Duration: Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)

Benefits: 24 days annual leave (pro-rata), with a further 5 days added after 5 years’ continuous service, plus 8 days paid bank holidays, pension scheme, payment of fees for membership to one professional body where this is a requirement of your role, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay, special and family leave provisions, occupational health service, lunchtime yoga, circuits and cycle rides, as well as discounted swimming sessions and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments!

Closing Date: 27 February 2020

Interview Date: 11/12 March 2020

Who you are…

As Commissioning Officer you will be:

  • Experienced in commissioning services, including Needs Assessments; service design and procurement.
  • Able to draft tender documentation including service specifications and contract content.
  • Able to analyse information and intelligence to inform commissioning of services.
  • Have excellent IT and administration skills with good attention to detail and able to juggle changing workload priorities.
  • Able communicate effectively to maintain relationships with service managers and providers.

We welcome applications from individuals who can:

  • Support the organisation to deliver its strategic commissioning priorities and agreed outcomes, through the commissioning of individual services.
  • Support managers to commission; de-commission and redesign services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and empathetic approach to the needs of service users and a commitment to the delivery of quality services for vulnerable people.
  • Be proactive and accountable for delivery of the service, actively support new initiatives and try different ways of doing things.

What you get in return…

Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

Our client acts as ‘One Council’ in all they do, with each of them working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of their customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

The Organisation…

A County Council based in Rutland, they are the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because they are a small team does not mean they cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is their motto! They offer fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in the local community – it really is one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit.

Our client is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

You may also have experience in areas such as Commissioning, Commissioning Support Officer, Council, County Council, Procurement, Services, Commissioning Services, Service, Social Care Services, Adult Social Care, Social Care, Care, Children’s Social Care.

Posted on: 30 January 2020
Closed date: 27 February 2020
Job ref: 1636
Tags: Care Management