Staffordshire County Council

Commissioning & Development Support Officer

£19,698 - £20,903
12 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
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Commissioning & Development Support Officer

Salary: £19,698 - £20,903

 37 Hours per week – Fixed Term until 31st March 2022

The Families & Communities Commissioning Team of Staffordshire County Council is seeking talented, enthusiastic and creative individuals to join us as Commissioning & Development Support Officers to help shape, influence and deliver an ambitious, courageous and empowering commissioning programme across Families & Communities.

Reporting to a Senior Commissioning Manager, the successful candidates will support Commissioning Officers and Senior Commissioning Managers across Families & Communities to plan, deliver and monitor the implementation of commissioning projects and their subsequent delivery.

The successful candidates will have the flexibility to work across the Families & Communities Commissioning Team, including Children & Families Health & Wellbeing, Children with Disabilities, Early Help and Localities, Advocacy and Integrated Support for the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) and Refugees. Commissioning & Development Support Officers will have a specific focus on support for our Building Resilient Families and Communities (BRFC) Programme, the Together4Children Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) and the COVID-19 Winter Grant Scheme.

Commissioning & Development Support Officers are based at Staffordshire Place 1, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2LP and will have a high degree of flexibility through the County Council’s approach to smart working. Postholders will work from home full time initially.

Staffordshire County Council is offering this post on a secondment/fixed term until 31st March 2022. Candidates should seek permission of their employing organisation before applying for a secondment.

Should you also wish to have an informal conversation about this position, please contact Amanda Brass via who will make arrangements for you to speak with Joseph Sullivan, Senior Commissioning Manager.

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.

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Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 24th January 2021

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 26th January 2021 (Subject to Change)

Interview Date: Friday 29th January 2021 (Subject to Change)

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:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • 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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