Due to an internal promotion we are looking to recruit a full time Commissioning Officer to join our Commissioning team supporting the Category Manager & Service Manager on the long term strategic planning of the Council.
The role entails you actively support the Children’s & Family Services in the procurement and negotiation of framework and individual spot purchase care packages for Children’s & Family Services, including but not limited to: Schools, respite, fostering agencies and other services from the private and voluntary sectors.
You will need to insure robust mechanisms are in place to promote effective partnership working with a range of provider organizations, specifically but not limited to Children’s services.
You will need to identify and achieve efficiencies in commissioning and opportunities for cost savings by working closely with service areas and wider stakeholders.
This position requires the candidate to work well as part of a team in order to meet strict deadlines, but maintain a high degree of accuracy along with excellent communication skills.
There is development within the role as this provides the opportunity for continued learning through a supported qualification programme and on the job training working with a rapidly changing and complex service area.
Applicants should have at least five GCSEs at grade C and above including Maths and English as well as being educated to degree level or equivalent. You will be required to demonstrate that they are computer literate with a strong emphasis on Excel.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
For an informal discussion please contact Thomas Bailey, Category Manager Social Care, on 01635 519021 or Robert Bradfield, Service Manager Procurement, Commissioning & Placements, on 01635 519925