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Commissioning Officer (Service Development)

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

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Commissioning Officer to join the Commissioning Team in the Adult Social Services Directorate on an internal 6 month secondment basis or external on a fixed term contract.

At the heart of our work is promoting independence, choice, health and wellbeing of the local populations through strengths based approaches. We work with all vulnerable adults including older people, those with a learning disability, mental health issues, autism, physical and sensory disabilities, and carers.

In this role you will:

  • Support development and delivery of commissioning activity within the Adult Social Care Commissioning Unit.
  • Ensure services commissioned are needs led and represent value for money.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to maximise good outcomes for adults with support needs through effective commissioning.
  • Required to work on a variety of projects across portfolios, supporting Commissioning Managers across the team on projects that reflect departmental priorities.

The Commissioning Team is an extremely supportive, collaborative team where effective communication is essential, commitment to providing a quality service is expected and new ideas for improvements are welcomed.

About you:

You will be a flexible thinker, enjoy new challenges, have good analytical and communication skills, be equally able to work individually and as part of a team. You will be able to gather, analyse and present complex data and information from a range of sources to a varied audience. You will have an ability to prioritise your own work, taking into account both team and organisational requirements and be able to negotiate and resolve complex problems. In addition the ability to manage change well is a necessity.

For a discussion on this post please contact Hana Alipour, Senior Commissioning Manager on Telephone: 0208 871 7229 or via email: Hana.alipourmehraban@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares 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. (delete as appropriate) 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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 25th July 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C 26th July 2021

Interview Date: W/C 2nd August 2021

Secondment Information: All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

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.

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).

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