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Commissioning Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£29,208 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall/Remote Working, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP1811 

Closing date:16 May 2022 at midnight 


This post is for 18.5 hours a week and is fixed term until March 31, 2025 
   
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-organised and dynamic individual to join the Children and Family Service Commissioning Team as a Commissioning Officer.  
  
This Commissioning Officer role is a generic job description and will support the commissioning of services across the whole of the Children and Family Service and will undertake:
  • Supporting service areas in relation to compliantly commissioning new services, completion of extension requests and helping to shape the market
  • Contract management and monitoring of compliant contractual arrangements across the whole of the Children and Family Service ensuring that issues of compliance and performance are addressed.
  • Internal brokerage services, co-ordinating service providers referrals from the departments various contractual arrangements ensuring that children’s care/support packages/educational placements meet individual care/support plans.  
    
This role will primarily focus on supporting the commissioning around the Government’s Holidays activity and food programme however subject to capacity may be asked to support in other areas too
     
The position will undertake duties as set out in the job description, covering a variety of commissioning activities and tasks. 
    
The successful candidate will:
  • Support the commissioning of services across the Children and Family Service in compliance with the Contract Procedure Rules.
  • Support the monitoring and improvement of the quality of services being delivered, ensuring continual quality and performance improvement, including provision of information and analysis of varied data in relation to service delivery
  • Support the development and implementation of contractual arrangements that manages the performance of providers and identifies and escalates issues and concerns at the appropriate senior management level.
  • Support the effective management of issues around poor performance and to engage with service providers and promote activities that lead to positive outcomes for service users and carers.
  • Respond to referrals from commissioners to research and find suitable care/support services/educational placements for Children in Care and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • Support the delivery of a service in line with the principles of the Council’s Corporate Strategy for Procurement and Commissioning
  • To work with a range of stakeholders and operational staff across the Local Authority and with other Local Authorities, Health, Police, Education, community and voluntary sector, parents/carers and service users.
  
Interviews are due to take place on 30th May 2022
 
Further information is available on the job description but if you would like to find out more about the roles or for an informal discussion, please contact: Sarah Wilson (Commissioning Manager) on Email: sarah.wilson@leics.gov.uk or Tel: 0116 305 6527.
 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce. 
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
      
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
      
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