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D2N2 Contract & Commissioning Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:27 January 2020 at midnight 

Initially fixed term for up to 2 year - to be reviewed 
The starting salary is £32,878  (Level One) rising to £34,788 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is recruiting a Contract and Commissioning Officer to join the Children in Care Placements Contract Management and Commissioning function in support of a new Fostering and Residential Care Framework across the D2N2 partnership.
Supporting the four partnership Local Authorities – Derby City, Derbyshire County, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils – you will coordinate contract management of the framework across the region, identifying  and developing opportunities for efficiencies and service improvements.  This will involve both the analysis of trends in usage and working with providers to promote on-going market development.  Key to the role will be supporting operational colleagues from across the partnership to seek improved outcomes for children and young people and helping more young people to live closer to home.
You will need an understanding of the private market for fostering and children’s residential care, and of Local Authority commissioning and contract management.  We are looking for a dynamic self-starter with strong relationship management skills and the proven ability to collaborate and influence across the public and private sectThis an ideal opportunity for someone who is motivated and innovative, with strong contract management skills, to help to deliver the D2N2 partnership’s vision and improve outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. 
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities.  We recruit for diversity and value difference.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Mike Rowley, Tel: 0115 8763154 Email:  Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th February 2020.
Useful information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check 
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed. 

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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