The Contracts and Commissioning Team is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join the team in the role as a Contracts and Commissioning Officer, taking responsibility for contract management and commissioning opportunities.
The position is fixed term for 12 months. The role will support the strategic priorities and aims within Children’s and Young People’s Services, to ensure good quality and value for money with developing local provision. The role will also lead on provider market engagement. The team works with a wide variety of Independent Providers, teams within the Council including Compliance, Safeguarding and Procurement, as well as the Council's partners. We undertake procurement processes and monitor the resulting contracts to ensure compliance with the specifications and statutory responsibilities.
It is essential you have experience of working within a contracts or commissioning area, responsible for the processes associated with specifications, tendering, letting and management of contracts. You will have an ability to engage and communicate effectively with stakeholders and negotiate to secure value for money. An ability to manage and organise own workload and an ability to collect and collate evidence and present findings as the subject expert are both key to this role.
The role will also have an understanding of financial constraints and monitoring data. A knowledge of relevant Children’s legislation, including Care Leavers duties, are key to this role.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Teresa Maguire on 01934 427367.
Anticipated interview dates: Tuesday 10 September and Wednesday 11 September 2019
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.