Staffordshire County Council

Commissioning Officer

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Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £37,890- £41,881 per annum
08 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021
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Job title: Commissioning Officer

Location: Stafford & flexible

Salary:  Grade 10 £37,890- £41,881 per annum

Contract type: 37 Hours per week | Permanent | Flexible working – happy to discuss

Adult Care Commissioning is moving at pace to deliver an exciting and challenging portfolio of projects to deliver our vision for the future. To meet the challenges we face we’re recruiting for a Commissioning Officer within the ‘All Age Disability and Mental Health Commissioning Team’ in Health and Care.

Our Team

This team focuses on Improving Outcomes for People with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health aged 18-64 and Carers of all ages in Staffordshire so the work you’ll do will be really important to the people of Staffordshire.

Our role

This team has a strong reputation in the council and beyond for the way team members engage with partner organisations and wider stakeholders, including service users and families to influence the wide range of services the council provides and commissions for the 18-64 age group.

You’ll be involving, engaging and co-producing with internal and external partners and people with lived experience. All of this helps to drive development and delivery of key strategies such as the ‘Whole Life Disability Strategy’ and the ‘Mental Health Strategy’. We’re also ambitious and our aspirations are to build on the following:

  • innovative and creative solutions to problems
  • explore opportunities that digital innovation offers social care
  • make the most of research, latest intelligence and best practice
  • build on the assets / strengths that people have
  • develop further our approach to co-production

How we work

We’re a motivated and passionate team that wants to make a tangible difference for people in Staffordshire. Our strong ethos of engagement and co-production feeds into all the work the team does, including the strategies we develop and the services we commission. It really is a team effort as all team members take responsibility and ownership for elements of the team’s portfolio.

What you’ll need

This role will be involved in strategy delivery and partnership meetings across autism, learning disability, mental and Carers and supporting the team to strengthen its outcome-based commissioning approach and embed a stronger strengths / asset based and digital focus in the services its commissions and the strategies it is responsible for delivering. The ultimate objective is for improved outcomes for people at a sustainable cost.

To support this, we’ll need you to have:

  • Experience and knowledge of commissioning across a commissioning cycle and experience of partnership working and project management.
  • You’ll also need a clear understanding of adult social care and the challenges faced in Staffordshire.
  • You’ll be enthusiastic, creative, innovative, resilient, self-motivated, a critical and analytical thinker, who can work with busy caseloads and meet tight deadlines.
  • You’ll be someone who can think laterally and change the status quo.
  • A strong communicator both across all mediums from verbal to written and online media
  • You’ll be adaptable to change – we often need to work across teams and different partnerships in localities

Our benefits

We’ve created a supportive working environment here at Staffordshire County Council because we recognise the benefits of enabling our employees to achieve their full potential whilst enjoying a healthy work-life balance. We’ve achieved this by offering more flexible working practices and supplying the tools and equipment to enable more smart and agile working.

And here’s just some of the benefits we have here at Staffordshire:

  • 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
  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • 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

    So, how do I apply?

    Just click on the ‘Apply’ button. If you do have technical issues please contact and the team will help you.

    Closing Date: Monday 19 April 2021
    Interview Date: Following application we’ll contact you to arrange asap

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    Our recruitment process

    It’s important to know as an authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. Bearing this in mind, this position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) and so, if applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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