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Commissioning Officer

Job Description

Commissioning Officer needed with Dorset Council

Start Date- ASAP

Location - Dorchester (hybrid)

Duration - Initially 3 months

Hours per week - 37 hours per week

Salary - £18 ltd an hour


  • To take the lead role in the development and implementation of commissioning strategies and plans
  • Ensure that available funding is used to maximum effect by developing and commissioning services which meet clearly identified needs and which achieve agreed outcomes
  • Ensure that the commissioning of services in allocated areas of responsibility follows a recognised commissioning cycle on behalf of adults and communities within Dorset
  • To undertake needs and impact assessments which involve service users, adult care operational staff and wider partners
  • To design and deliver pathways that turn commissioning intentions into positive outcomes for individuals

What is required?

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification in relevant area or significant commissioning experience in relevant area
  • Substantial experience of working in a health, support or social care setting or allied field
  • Experience in negotiation
  • Experience of using data, information and intelligence to inform assessment, planning and performance reviews
  • Experience of managing contracts and tendering processes

If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;

  • A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
  • Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
  • Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
  • Payroll service twice a week.
  • Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
  • Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.