Programme Officer

One Friargate, Coventry
£31,371 - £37,849 per annum
17 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Officer to join the Council’s Childrens’s Joint Commissioning Team.

The role is pivotal to the achievement of commissioning objectives across Mental Health and Disabilities to ensure children of Coventry are able to access the right support at the right time.

The post holder will lead on projects under Mental Health and Disabilities as well as providing commissioning support / input to the Joint Commissioning Team. The post holder will work in partnership across social care, education and health to identify needs and deliver a range of innovative and high quality services for children living with disabilities and/or mental health to enable them to live independent and fulfilled lives. The role will realise opportunities for jointly commissioning services in collaboration with local partners and agencies, and deliver on areas of provision already set as a priority.

You will be an experienced and knowledgeable commissioner with the ability to take a leading role to manage projects, facilitate change and build relationships with stakeholders in order to identify solutions for evolving and securing a diverse range of social care services. Key to this will be your ability to demonstrate innovative thinking and passion for developing effective and efficient provision that improves outcomes for people.

You will have excellent analytical and problem solving skills underpinned by the ability to utilise complex information to create evidence that can inform the design of provision to improve delivery across social care, health and education. You will be able to communicate effectively at all levels, including proven ability to write effective reports and papers, in order to build collaboration and commitment from stakeholders to evolve services together. With strong awareness of the children's services market and contracting you will be able to successfully engage in commercial discussions and oversee formal procurement processes.


Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  02/07/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

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

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

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).

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Phone: 024 7678 5740



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