Commissioning Officer

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£29,777.00 to £32,076.00, grade 7.
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

Within Wakefield our aim is to ensure that we have a range of high quality, safe, person centred, and value for money services to support citizens across the district.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Adult Social Care Commissioning Team in the role of Commissioning Officer within the Specialist Placements and Supported Living Team for Learning Disabilities, Mental Health,  Autism and Physical Disabilities and Homelessness Prevention and pathways. However you will also be required to support within all the commissioning area’s including care homes and domiciliary care and personalisation and prevention when required.

What will be expected from me?

To take a key role within a busy Adult Social Care Commissioning Team to develop and transform the way in which we commission current and new health and care services in line with the objectives of the Council and the wider Integrated Health and Care Partnership and individuals who use services.

The role will undertake contract monitoring to ensure quality of provision and supporting with reviewing, benchmarking and negotiating a variety of contracts to ensure that achieving value for money and good outcomes for people. An understanding of and/or some experience of commissioning, procurement, quality audits or managing projects alongside knowledge of adult social care would be desirable, however having the right transferable skills and experience, values, aptitudes and wanting to make a difference for people will also be key.

What can I expect?

  • This is a Full-Time post of 37 hours per week, with a mix of office, home and community-based working.
  • 29 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and ongoing training.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard)
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.
  • Opportunity for career development.

Wakefield Council is committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Rachel Gaughan.

Tel: 01924 307766


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This role expires 12/05/2024.
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