Senior Commissioning Officer

Posted 02 April 2024
Salary £350 - £400 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBeth Goldsmith

Job description

Title: Senior Commissioning Officer
Rate: £400 umbrella
Type: temporary 3 months
Location: Working from home, New Shire Hall in Alconbury or Stanton House in Huntingdon

Opus People Solutions are working with Cambridgeshire County Council to recruit for a Senior Commissioning Officer to work closely with a Children's Commissioning Manager. The portfolio is large and varied. This officer will manage a joint contract, Children's Independent Advocacy, begin an options appraisal plan and process for the continuation of DFE assigned parent carer forum, investigate emerging issues with an Joint adult and children's equipment contract, liaising with SEND colleagues and ICB commissioners to find a resolution and help us prepare for an external audit.

  • Lead and independently manage elements of commissioning activity and/or smaller projects within the portfolio as delegated by Commissioning Manager.
  • Through research and analysis, independently identify and recommend areas for innovation, improvement, or collaboration within portfolio area to the Commissioning Manager.
  • Plan and deliver engagement with providers, service users and other key stakeholders to develop market intelligence and inform the development of commissioning strategies. Take a lead role in coordinating various elements of this approach. Develop recommendations based on market intelligence gained for the Commissioning Manager.

Contribute to preparation and running of complex procurement activity:

  • support with drafting of tender documentation and development of evaluation methodology and pricing schedules.
  • participation in complex tenders/ procurement activity

Independently manage lower value, straight forward procurement activity under direction of Commissioning Manager.

  • Prepare and present a wide range of reports, strategies and influencing documents for both internal and external audiences including Joint Commissioning Board. Assist the Commissioning Manager in preparation of reports for Committee and democratic approval.
  • Ensure the strategic approach to commissioning delivers improvements in performance and measurable outcomes including reduced dependency, increased choice and control for service users and better value for money.