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Commissioning Officer (Policy and Projects)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Programmes and Business Intelligence Team within the Commissioning Division of the Department of Adult Social Care and Public Health and gain experience in supporting the development of future service delivery models. You will be supporting the Department at a time when it is embarking on an ambitious programme of Transforming the Future. This Programme is designed to direct restoration and transformation of adult social care across the boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth to ensure the best for our residents.

The postholder will be working on a diverse portfolio of work and providing policy and project support for a range of initiatives across the Commissioning Division. The role will involve needs analysis, benchmarking and demand modelling as well as research on best practice and implications of new legislation and national policy in relation to commissioning and the social care agenda.

Ideally you will have experience of:

  • Working in either a Policy or Performance setting
  • Have an interest in developing new skills and managing a diverse portfolio of work
  • Ability to use your own initiative to problem solve and develop solutions
  • Excellent written skills to develop written reports
  • Attention to detail and high level of analytical skills including advanced use of applications such as Excel, MS Word, Business Objects, PowerPoint, Visio and database management systems
  • Ability to identify and evaluate good practice and innovative models of care delivery

You will be working on a diverse portfolio of work including:

  • Providing project and business intelligence support for the voluntary sector workstream of the Transforming the Future Programme with a focus on digital technology.
  • Monitoring the work of the Commissioning Division and developing tools and resources to support this work
  • Undertaking needs analyses to help inform commissioning plans and supporting the production of the Market Position Statement.

You will therefore be a keen researcher and be able to provide effective business intelligence through analysing quantitative and qualitative data from internal and external sources. You will also possess the ability to independently manage projects and support change to develop service improvement. You will be a skilled organiser and able to apply a project management approach to the commissioning projects

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sarita Gogna at email:

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  6th February 2022

Shortlisting Date: 7th/8th February 2022

Interview Date:  TBC

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please Note, that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information: This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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