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Commissioning Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are seeking an experienced individual to join Staffordshire County Council as a Commissioning Officer on a 6 month contract, with potential for this to be extended.

The Commissioning Officer will be instrumental in managing both short and long-term commissioning arrangements, working closely with various stakeholders and partners. Your role involves understanding the needs of our community, translating them into tangible outcomes, securing the best value for money, and ensuring effective performance management throughout the process.

Location: Staffordshire
Pay: £20.98 per hour
Hours: Full-Time, 37 hours a week

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting service specifications and developing quality standards and outcomes in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Identifying opportunities for commissioning within specific areas of care, support, public health, or prevention services.
  • Contributing to reports for decision-making bodies, ensuring alignment with service objectives.
  • Facilitating aspects of the commissioning cycle to support program delivery.
  • Monitoring financial information and resource allocation.
  • Collaborating with the Commercial team to establish contractual aims and select preferred providers.
  • Providing guidance and assistance to service providers and users.
  • Mentoring and supporting less experienced staff, aiding in their development.
    Required Knowledge and Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience in commissioning services.
  • Understanding of financial constraints in service areas.
  • Proficiency in computer literacy and data analysis techniques.
  • Experience in negotiating service delivery requirements and contract setting processes.
  • Ability to use resources flexibly and creatively within a contractual framework.
  • Experience in resource management through coaching or motivating staff and colleagues.
    If you are interested or know of anyone who may be, please contact Kat at Service Care Solutions on 01772208964 or email your CV to

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.