We are looking for an enthusiastic commissioning officer to join our expert team that commission a wide range of adult services, on behalf of Medway residents. The Partnership Commissioning team are a forward thinking and experienced service that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and Kent and Kent and Medway Integrated Care System.
This exciting opportunity will give the successful applicant the opportunity to contribute extensively to the commissioning service delivery. They will gain knowledge and experience from highly skilled team members but will also be given the opportunity to showcase their own skills and competencies in project management. They will be expected to work in partnership with providers, other agencies and strategic networks.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of Service by proactively responding to day-to-day service requests, processing invoices and Individual Funding Requests, assist in the collation of reporting requirements, coordinating strategic clinical group meetings and any other day to day activity as and when directed.
This may include undertaking practice research, assessment of need and demand data and financial analysis and arranging/coordinating patient/service user and provider engagement activity where required.
This role is central to the support for the care sector and will bring variety in the heart of a high performing team.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Su Irving on 01634 331280.
Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.