Staffordshire County Council

Commissioning Officer

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£37,890 - £41,881 per annum
07 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2021
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4 x Commissioning Officer

Salary:  £37,890 - £41,881 per annum (pro rata)

 37 Hours per week – 12 months Fixed Term

The Public Health and Prevention team (within the wider Health and Care Directorate) are seeking to recruit four Commissioning Officers on a 12 month fixed term basis in the first instance – extensions may be possible subject to future central government funding agreements (which cannot be guaranteed and so should not be relied on).

Posts 1                       Drugs and alcohol

Post 2                         Health behaviours

Posts 3 & 4                Supportive Communities

The first post will work alongside other commissioners to support the development and implementation of a range of related projects that compromise the drug/alcohol commissioning programme. 

The second post will support other commissioners delivering a range of commissioning agendas – most likely to include sexual health and other health improvement programmes.

The third and fourth posts will support and develop prevention and early intervention programmes that help reduce demand in Adult Social Care and will focus on interventions with the wider workforce, communities and continual improvement of information advice and guidance.

Subject area knowledge and significant commissioning experience are not necessary (but may be an advantage) for any of the posts.  However, the successful candidates will have excellent literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, the ability to independently complete complex tasks, the ability to work in challenging multi-agency arenas, excellent influencing skills, the flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously and enthusiasm/passion improving health and wellbeing.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: 29/10/2021
Interview Date: 11th or 12th of November 2021

For more information about the role please e-mail:

Tony Bullock

Lead Commissioner – Public Health Commissioning

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:


  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts





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