The starting salary for this full-time, permanent position is £38,746 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Are you solution-focused, ambitious and ready for a challenge?
Surrey County Council is on an ambitious journey and is about to embark on large scale and far-reaching transformation programmes for the children and young people we support. We are looking for change-makers with strong commissioning, service design, health and Children's and Families experience to join our dynamic Commissioning department and be part of our transformation journey.
This position is based in our Integrated Children's Commissioning Team within the wider Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate, consisting of NHS and Surrey County Council staff. The office base location for the team is Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ.
As a Commissioning Officer, you will have the opportunity to influence the wider Commissioning and Transformation agenda and help shape your role to deliver the best outcomes possible for Surrey's children. You will also be working with friendly and supportive colleagues who are committed to delivering an excellent service.
The Commissioning division is at the heart of children's services in Surrey, driving change and innovation with a relentless focus on improving outcomes. Central to our ambitions is to develop a deeper understanding of our communities and the challenges they face, but also recognise their strengths, assets and aspirations and look to work with them to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families.
Whilst providing a high-quality service that offers good value for money, we look to commission evidence-based models of support and innovative approaches to achieve our objectives. We want to work in a co-productive relationship with partners, providers, children and young people, delivering change to provide services that are fit for future generations.
Who are we looking for?
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence the following:
- Extensive knowledge and experience of service design and national practice alongside experience of commissioning services and interventions in a complex environment
- Excellent inter-personal skills and a commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues, partners and service users
- Creative and solution-focused with an eye for detail
- Ability to undertake research and analyse data to ensure we are aligning our resources to facilitate the best outcomes for our population
This role comes with a strong sense of purpose and an opportunity to make a real difference for the communities we serve. So, if you're passionate about designing and commissioning quality services which improve outcomes for the children and young people of Surrey - we want to hear from you!
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th November 2023 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.