Birmingham City Council

Senior Commissioning Officer

2 days left

Location
10 Woodcock St, Aston, Birmingham, B7 4BL
Salary
£35,745-£43,857
Posted
03 Nov 2021
Closes
29 Nov 2021
Job Ref
BCC002129
Job Type
Commissioning
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Fixed Term

***This role is part-funded by European Social Fund (ESF)***

The PURE project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and is now in its second phase of delivery. The project continues to bring together a range of coordinated interventions which will assist the needs of vulnerable Birmingham Citizens. The project will continue to deliver to vulnerable people aged 29 + with multiple and complex barriers who, because of their vulnerability are distant from the labour market. As part of its second phase of delivery, the project team was successful in securing additional funds to grow the existing team to cater for the additional demand in the service and ensure delivery. The PURE project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and is now in its second phase of delivery. The project continues to bring together a range of coordinated interventions which will assist the needs of vulnerable Birmingham Citizens. The project will continue to deliver to vulnerable people aged 29 + with multiple and complex barriers who, because of their vulnerability are distant from the labour market. As part of its second phase of delivery, the project team was successful in securing additional funds to grow the existing team to cater for the additional demand in the service and ensure delivery.

The main focus for this post would be to manage the 8 external contractors and the 2 delivery partners of the PURE project to ensure they achieve their agreed targets and to work closely with them to overcome challenges and mitigate any poor performance issues they face in these challenging times. The postholder will support the existing Project Manager and wider team to ensure the overall project performs well by robustly managing the providers and thus ensuring the overall contract Birmingham City Council (BCC) holds with the Department Work and Pensions (DWP) is delivered well. The postholder will offer real time solutions to issues facing the providers/contractors and will act as the conduit between them and BCC, thus allowing effective contract management. Experience in working in a challenging environment, understanding of EU policy and procedures is preferred but not essential. The vison, principles and values are reflected through this job description. It describes the collective responsibilities and activities of Grade 5 (GR5) officers within the Commissioning Team to meet business need.

Contract Management of a portfolio of external and internal contracts.

Develop strategies for planning, forecasting and monitoring supplier performance against pre-determined milestones, to ensure that contractual obligations and KPIs are met, taking corrective action where targets are not met.

Effective management of contracts to ensure and demonstrate that suppliers are performing to the agreed standards and terms stated in the contract.

To take a lead role in commissioning, contract management, policy and planning activity across Birmingham with responsibility for specific agendas.

To provide high-level support in the delivery of a sufficiency of effective, high quality and evidence-based services of a reasonable cost, accessible and appropriate to service users, through the application of commissioning techniques, e.g. market management.

To take delegated responsibility for the effective utilisation of resources across a range of service variants in order to match the needs of individuals and populations and provide value to the Council and partners.

“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”

For informal enquires please contact Shamas Khan, PURE Employment Lead (Senior Commissioning Officer), 07477823066, shamas.khan@birmingam.gov.uk

Ref: BCC002129

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

 

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”

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