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Commissioning Officer x3

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
H SCP 27 £35,745 to SCP 31 £39,186
Closing date
8 Jan 2024

We will require a CV, plus a response to the two points below, maximum of 500 words per statement. 

1.    Please describe your understanding of the Commissioning Cycle and what is your experience of commissioning health or social care services?

2.    Please describe your experience of working with partners, key stakeholders and service users to co-design services or your experience of working on projects or specific programmes of work?

If you would like to find out more about the post, please contact 01204 332410 and your request will be directed to the appropriate officer. 

The Role

Are you able to shape and build relationships with partners?

Are you resourceful, adaptable innovative, and able to problem solve?

Are you able to work across the commissioning cycle to develop services in the community?

Do you understand the needs of the local community?

If this sounds like you, why not come and join Bolton Council’s Commissioning Team and help us transform services and support for the people of Bolton.

We have three posts available; our commissioning team is structured based on the life course model of Start, Live and Ageing Well:

Start Well –Services and early intervention offer for Children and Young People (Residential, Supported Accommodation and Fostering, Special Educational Needs, and Transition)

Live Well – Services and early intervention offer for Adults with Disabilities aged 18 to 64 (Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Autism), and Public Health

Ageing Well – Services and early intervention offer for Older People aged 65+ (Dementia, Physical disabilities)

The posts remit will include ensuring services deliver the best outcomes for children and adults. You would assist in the planning, development, co-ordination, and delivery of an ongoing programme of commissioning projects, providing effective challenge, support, and project management on a range of existing programmes of work to improve the lives of the people of Bolton.

The 3 vacant Commissioning Officer posts are in the following sections:

1 X @ 37 hours per week (Start Well)

2 X @ 37 hours per week (Live Well Adult Social Care)

Please indicate on your application which team and post you are applying for.

If you would like any more information contact with your phone number and the relevant officer will contact you ASAP.  

About You

We are looking for highly motivated, energetic people with great people skills and the capacity to forge excellent relationships and effective multi-agency working. You will be enthusiastic and can work strategically on a range of projects. You will have the ability to deliver multiple projects within timescales while achieving required outcomes.

You will have excellent analytical skills and lateral thinking to develop creative and innovative solutions. You will also have excellent IT skills, in particular Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. You will be a team player who is able to work effectively with others to improve and change services across Children’s and Adults Services. You will have experience of overcoming barriers to deliver successful outcomes. You must be capable of working on your own initiative to help drive and enable improved outcomes for the people of Bolton.

About Us

This is your opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we have strong ambitions for the borough. 

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous. We are passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want Bolton to be a vibrant place built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy, engaged residents.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, flexible work opportunities, access to a Pension Scheme, as well as a range of employee wellbeing and support services.  

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