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Commissioning Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/07/2019 12:00
£31,371 - £32,878 per annum
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Seafield House , Kirkleatham Street , Redcar
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

“This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.”

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning Officer ( x 2 posts ) to support our newly developed Children’s Commissioning Team.

You will be passionate about designing and commissioning high quality services which improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. You will be creative and solution focused, demonstrate exceptional communication skills and be able to analyse and present data to support the council in meeting its strategic objectives.

The Children’s Commissioning Team works across all areas of Children’s Services, this includes but is not limited to, Children in our Care, Education, SEND and CAMHS Transformation.

In addition, you will work alongside key partners developing positive relationships to ensure services are commissioned and delivered to a high standard incorporating the following principles:

• Support the involvement of service users and providers in the development of commissioned services.

• Monitor and gather outcome data from contracts and provide analysis to inform future commissioning decisions.

• Provide feedback from providers and stakeholders to assist in the development and implementation of commissioning strategies.

• Interpret national policy guidance and legislation.

• Carry out robust needs assessments that include the views of current service users.

For more information, please contact Michele-Louisa Dickens, Children and Families Commissioning Lead on 01642 771104 or email

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

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