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Senior Commissioning Officer

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Sector: Public Sector and Government
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Type: Contract

Job Description

Vivid’s Local Authority client in the West Midlands are currently recruiting for an interim Senior Commissioning Officer for 6 months to join their busy Adult Social Care team.

The Role:

  • To commission a range of social care services for the Adult Care and Support Directorate
  • Use the commissioning cycle to review, plan and design services
  • Research, engage plan and deliver commissioning projects within agreed parameters of quality, timescale and budget
  • The primary responsibility for this post will be for social care workforce sustainability and delivery of the Social Care Workforce Strategy

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • To work as part of an operational commissioning team to ensure that commissioning strategies are delivered in a timely manner
  • To actively engage people who use services in the design, monitoring and review of services
  • To work in a person-centred way with people, carers and families to promote independence and well-being
  • To drive and support the development of comprehensive local needs analyses by ensuring the gathering of intelligence about local needs, service requirements and gaps in provision
  • To be aware of, and work within, relevant legal requirements for adult social care and current national policy
  • To be aware of, and follow, relevant national guidance for adult social care
  • To develop and utilise knowledge of best practice and local needs to address gaps, redesign and specify commission services
  • To have a detailed understanding of the costs and value of services provided, and any budget pressures and follow the Council’s Financial Regulations
  • To work under the guidance of commissioning managers in adults to support the development of services that will meet identified local needs
  • Design and develop processes for collecting collating and analysing performance information and audits of accuracy of data
  • To lead project teams to commission and decommission services within agreed budgets and timescales
  • To follow a project management methodology for the delivery of effective projects, as decided by ACS

If you are interested in applying for this position then please get in touch with Bill Blakeston on 0161 413 7290 and send an email

Vivid Resourcing are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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