Commissioning Support Officer

£21,748-£25,481 Per Annum
25 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
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Title: Commissioning Support Officer

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37

Salary: £21,748-£25,481 Per Annum

Location: Hereford

Closing: 15/03/2021

Interview: 29/03/2021

Commissioning Support Officers (CSOs) are part of a small team responsible for developing and delivering robust strategic planning, commissioning and contracting arrangements for the Children and Families directorate. The programme of work will be structured primarily around the strategic and operational commissioning of high quality and sustainable care, health, education and support services for children, young people and families.

We are seeking a new Commissioning Support Officer who will:

•            deliver specific schemes, commissioning projects or programmes of work that will achieve improved outcomes for children, young people and families

•            undertake tasks relating to contract management, financial management, service planning, purchasing of services for specific children and young people, or supporting new projects and initiatives as they emerge

•            ensure that commissioning and contracting projects are informed by relevant national, regional and local guidance, legislation, innovation, evidence and best practice

This will be a challenging role, with scope to help develop and improve the commissioning, contract management and monitoring arrangements within the directorate.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call on 01432 260123 and ask to speak to Amanda Price.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

•             Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;

•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and

•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting          young people leaving our care.


Benefits with Herefordshire Council

Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)

Pension: LGS pension scheme

Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:

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