Commissioning Officer

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Grade 9 (£44,428 - £48,474)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

The commissioning officer will lead on key projects and service developments in Children's Social Care - Residential Homes.

Working as part of the Children's Commissioning Team who are responsible for all aspects of commissioning and contracting for a wide range of services in order to meet the strategic needs of Children and Families Services in Sheffield.

Working in accordance with City Council Financial Regulations and Standing Orders in respect of Procurement you will be required to purchase, secure and contract manage a range of services to meet the strategic ad operational needs of Service.

The role will lead on the commissioning of Young People's Residential services.  This is a significant development which will include working with existing services and commissioners and developing potential new providers, to deliver ambitious and innovative commissions for children’s residential accommodation opportunities. This is an integral part of our future planning and sufficiency strategynfor Children and Family Services as we want to ensure safe, supportive and secure homes and learning for the children we care for.

Successful candidates may come from a range of service backgrounds.  An experience of contracting and procurement will be helpful, but equally important are skills in stakeholder engagement and market management, working with others and leading project delivery, needs assessment and analysis, financial acumen and a problem solving attitude.  Some knowledge or experience of the potential market and service issues relating to children's care or SEND is desirable.

The Integrated Commissioning Service is an exciting place to be as we bring together a range of commissioning functions from across our services.  New opportunities are developing to really take forward our prevention agenda and work across traditional service boundaries to deliver lasting positive outcomes for the people of Sheffield.  If you want to be part of driving that change we would love to hear from you.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

For an informal discussion please contact Sally Willoughby on 0114 2735346

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This role expires 24/06/2024.
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