Lead Commissioning Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£39.774 - £42.684
22 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Housing Inclusion Service

Lead Commissioner (Housing) – PO4


The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Housing Inclusion & Support Service is on a mission to become one of the top service providers in housing support and homelessness prevention. As part of this continuous improvement journey, we want to ensure that the customer experience, in addition to the access and delivery of housing service provision to prevent homelessness are exemplary.

We are seeking motivated people, who like a challenge, have a commitment to housing and want to help us deliver excellent services.

An opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate as a Lead Commissioning Officer within the Performance & Development Team. The post holder will work with partners to commission advice, support and accommodation services, including those for young people and vulnerable adults.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Commissioner with knowledge of monitoring accommodation provision and services for young people, domestic abuse survivors and vulnerable adults. You must be able deliver an efficient and effective commissioning programme and be able to evidence the beneficial results for service users.

You will also have demonstrable contract management, project management and quality assurance experience, as well as a good working knowledge of the legal and procurement framework. The post will also involve working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders within housing, children social care, the wider Council, health, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), third sector providers and a range of service user groups.

You will have excellent communication skills including the ability to write high level reports and deliver presentations to a range of audiences.

We are looking for someone who is conscientious, adaptable and keen to join an innovative team to make a positive difference and drive the service forward whilst also making a difference in the lives of those vulnerable residents who need help, support and assistance. 

For more information or to discuss this role, please contact Lydia Lewinson.

E-mail address: lydia.lewinson@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Interviews on the 17th / 19th March 2021.


Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Internal to External: This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Previous Applicants need not apply: This opportunity has recently been advertised. Applications received during the last advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position, any further application will not be shortlisted.