Commissioning Intelligence Officer
As Worcestershire County Council prepares to launch Worcestershire Children First (a new wholly owned company to deliver children's social care in the county) we have a fantastic opportunity for a well-qualified and enthusiastic person to join us to support the work of the council as Commissioning Intelligence Officer for Children's Social Care.
This will be a varied role, where the successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of commissioning intelligence. You will be responsible for providing research and analysis for the Commissioning and Partnership function of the County Council, supporting the Lead Commissioner for Children's Social Care with the transition to Worcestershire Children First and informing decisions about the services that are delivered with robust evidence.
The successful candidate will have significant experience of providing meaningful forward-looking research and analysis to inform decision-making, which could include forecasting and/or demand planning. You should have experience of working in a Children's Services environment, either in a research, analytics or performance role or in social work practice, with a track record of managing projects with multiple priorities, and presenting results to senior managers.
Proactive, independent and forward-thinking, it is essential that you can demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving, high level communication skills (both verbal and written) and that you are able to understand, interpret and convey complex findings to both operational and strategic audiences. You will have detailed knowledge and understanding of the key requirements of commissioning, specifically in relation to the evaluation of needs, research, engagement and review.
You must be able to work effectively with staff at a variety of levels, inside and outside the organisation. Your IT skills will be excellent, and you will be able to work in a structured way without supervision to meet deadlines.
Proposed interview date 17th December 2018