Senior Commissioning Officer

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£30001.0 - £34340 per annum
23 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Job role
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full time
Please note that there are 4 posts available for this role; 3 permanent posts and a fixed term contract (maternity cover) post.

ECC is transforming to be far more proactive and our new model centres on a transformational shift from focussing on long term care and support to early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers; to ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.

Job Purpose

Commissioning activity is a key capability function within ECC, to work across the Council to deliver results and bring about significant change to manage future challenges, leveraging expertise and capability to enable a more flexible and agile environment to succeed in meeting ECC strategic objectives.

Working closely with the Commissioning Manager, this role is focused on providing support, insight and capacity to Heads of Strategic Commissioning and Policy within Adults, to enable the collaborative delivery of outcomes for citizens, using relevant and specific subject matter expertise.

With a range of experience across programme delivery, stakeholder management and business processes, this role will be responsible for the effective delivery of commissioning activity, working collaboratively across the wider Council with stakeholders and external partners to deliver a more flexible and agile approach to delivering outcomes.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

* Work with Commissioning Managers and Heads of Strategic Commissioning and Policy, to provide commissioning capability and capacity within the Adult Strategic Commissioning and Policy Teams and work with teams from across the Council and with partners, for specific programmed pieces of commissioning activity to deliver improved outcomes for citizens.
* Responsible for engaging with partners, providers and the citizens of Essex to gather information and insight to inform current and future programme developments and ensure these are incorporated into potential solutions and consider digital options in this context.
* Provide subject matter expert advice and guidance as required for thematic programmes and projects to ensure exemplary outcomes.
* Responsible for supporting managers to ensure that specific priorities are planned with an ability to deliver, based on capacity and capability to ensure outcomes and policies meet agreed service levels.
* Support specific commissioning programmes and activities that drive further continuous improvement to ensure high performing, sustainable and cost effective services or place shaping activities.
* Collaboratively co-design solutions, drawing on good data and insight, expertise methods and approaches.
* Innovatively respond to new challenges and opportunities ensuring that risks are mitigated and managed, meeting all compliance with internal regulation.
* Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, skills and experience

* Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience.
* Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant business, process or professional area.
* Knowledge and experience of the commissioning cycle together with experience in using a project methodology approach.
* Evidence of engaging local communities and citizens and incorporating such insights and intelligence into plans.
* Proven ability of developing a learning culture based on best practice.
* Experience of working within a political and complex environment, working effectively with a range of stakeholder and partner agencies at all levels.
* Pro-active and innovative with a proven track record of delivery within timescales.