Monitoring and Commissioning Officer
Are you a proactive and flexible individual with an understanding of the needs of families with children with SEND?
The Monitoring and Commissioning Officer is a key role in the planning and delivery of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND). As Monitoring and Commissioning Officer, you will be responsible for: monitoring of contracts in relation to targeted short breaks and contributing to future commissioning proposals. You will explore and develop commissioning arrangements for independent and non-maintained specialist school and college placements. You will promote co-production with children and young people with SEND and their families in the development and monitoring of services.
You will have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including children and young people, their parents/carers, schools, short breaks providers and a range of professionals from different disciplines. You will provide effective challenge where needed.
We offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working, flexible hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. We also offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
We encourage staff to take up developmental opportunities and offer a corporate leadership and mentoring programme that is open to all staff.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 7th October 2019
Shortlisting Date: 8th October 2019
Interview Date: Week starting 14th October 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).