Commissioning Officer

Cornwall Council
 Beaver, PA

220002O6 Requisition #

Commissioning Officer x2

This is an exciting opportunity to join the North & East or Central Locality Commissioning Team and to work with us and partner organisations on delivering our shared objective of ensuring that people in Cornwall receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time. As a Commissioning Officer you will be expected to work independently, take responsibility for complex intelligence relating to specific projects and take a creative approach to stimulating a diverse market.

The Commissioning Team sits within the Operational Team in the Adult Care and Wellbeing Directorate. The team is responsible for the day to day operational commissioning of a wide portfolio of contracts including home care and supported lifestyles, day services, care homes and prevention services. Key tasks include analysing data and information, considering available resources, planning services to meet need, purchasing services and reviewing provision.

The Commissioning Team work with partners to meet local needs, through market shaping activities and supply management. Services are designed to meet the eligible care needs of people in Cornwall, as well as preventing or delaying needs from developing or increasing. The services provided ensure that the statutory duties of the Council are met and contracts are robustly managed to ensure that they are performing in accordance with contractual obligations and are delivering value for money.

You will also be expected to support and lead elements of engagement with partner organisations and stakeholders as part of your day to day activities. A positive attitude and the ability to prioritise and work in a responsive manner is essential.

The role holder will need to be able to work independently, take responsibility for complex intelligence relating to specific projects and take a creative approach to stimulating a diverse market. This will include supporting an increasing focus on how we coproduce services with service users and communities.

Pay & Grading Review

Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2022 (unless otherwise stated). For more information, please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) - Cornwall Council

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process

Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

These are 1-year fixed term contracts to cover secondment.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.

We are happy to talk about flexible working options.

Additional Information

  • Interview Dates: 4th & 5th January
  • External Closing Date: 11 Dec 2022
  • Advertised Salary Range: 27,667 - 34,730
  • Job Type/Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Hours per week: 37
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