Commissioning Hub Support Officer

Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary: £21,351 - £23,572
22 Jul 2022
28 Aug 2022
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Commissioning Hub Support Officer

Vacancies: 7no.
Salary: £21,351 - £23,572 per annum
35 hours per week

About Us

The Commissioning Hub within Worcestershire Children First has recently been created to bring together all Children’s related commissioning activities within the same service.  The service development has created a number of exciting opportunities.  We are looking for pro-active and driven individuals to support commissioning work either within the Social Care or SEND areas of the service.

Your principal duties will be to support placements searches processes from start to finish by collaborating with staff within the service to identify suitable placements for vulnerable children in care and those with special educational needs to enable the best outcome for children, young people and their families.  You will be expected to follow up placement offers with providers to ensure that the placement requested matches the placement being provided and actively challenge when anomalies exist and to undertake cost negotiations with providers to ensure optimum value for money and as a result, reducing the overall expenditure for placements within the service.

Additionally, the job will include quality assuring forms, setting up finance packages, setting up contracts and assisting with other key placement related duties as required.  Part of the role will involve covering duty at least 1 day per week which involves dealing with same day placement searches until they are resolved.

There are several permanent opportunities available.

We currently operate a flexible way of working.  Candidates are expected to work 1-2 days in the office and 3-4 days at home.


In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days holiday (potential to match up to 30 days), plus bank holidays 
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Greener Car Scheme & Bike Scheme
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts


Disability Confident

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 


Online applications are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Advert Closing Date: Sunday 28th August 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: TBC

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