Senior Commissioning Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £35,027 per annum
Closing date: 19 Apr 2021
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 1271
Role: Social Care
About the role

Senior Commissioning Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £35,027 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 20th April 2021

***This is a Secondment / Fixed Term Contract opportunity for a 12-month period. Interviews will take place virtually on the 28th & 29th April 2021***

With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as those you work to support.

We’ll give you the tools and resources you need to enable adults in Essex to live healthily and independently.

As we help you grow your expertise, you'll be part of a team working across the system to improve outcomes for Essex residents, while bringing about significant change that helps us manage future challenges.

About the Role

Joining our Older People Commissioning team in Adult Social Care you will be focused on delivering results within the Transforming Community Care programme; an exciting workplan focused on improving life outcomes for Older People.

Working closely with the Commissioning Manager, this role is focused on providing support, insight and capacity to Heads of Strategic Commissioning and Policy within Adults and Children and Families, to enable the collaborative delivery of outcomes for citizens, using relevant and specific subject matter expertise.

With a range of experience across programme delivery, stakeholder management and business processes, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of commissioning activity, working collaboratively across the wider Council with stakeholders and external partners to deliver a more flexible and agile approach to delivering outcomes.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Supporting managers to ensure that specific priorities are planned with an ability to deliver, based on capacity and capability to ensure outcomes and policies meet agreed service levels.
  • Supporting specific commissioning programmes and activities that drive further continuous improvement to ensure high performing, sustainable and cost-effective services or place shaping activities.
  • Collaboratively co-design solutions, drawing on good data and insight, expertise methods and approaches.
  • Innovatively respond to new challenges and opportunities ensuring that risks are mitigated and managed, meeting all compliance with internal regulation.

About You

To apply, you’ll need to have knowledge and experience of the commissioning cycle, together with experience in using a project methodology approach. You will need to be able to evidence experience of engaging local communities and citizens and incorporating such insights and intelligence into plans. Your approach must also be innovative, alongside a track record of delivery within timescales.

With significant experience across the commissioning cycle you will bring proven ability to develop a learning culture based on best practice, and your experience in working effectively with a range of stakeholders and partner agencies at all levels.

What we offer in return

We’ll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we’ll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

Apply now at or contact

If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

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