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Operational Commissioning Officer

  • Job reference: OCOWBC
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Operational Commissioning Officer needed for Wokingham Borough Council, £15 ltd an hour

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 3 months (chance of extension)
Hours per week - 37
Pay rate - £15 ltd an hour
Team - Adults and Children

*To support the Commissioning Manager with the operational commissioning function for Adult Social Care and Children's Services, support commissioning projects and other areas that effect Adult Social Care and Children's budgets e.g. Project management of commissioning shared support services, dealing with Ordinary Residence
*Contribute to aspects of safeguarding projects to ensure service quality is maintained, liaising with safeguarding and commissioning teams in other areas. Under direction of the Commissioning Manager provide and support to frontline practitioners on all aspects of commissioning and market knowledge concerning suitable providers, and expanding customer choice. Support the efficiency savings group with identified saving targets

What is required?
*Educated to GCSE level of equivalent
*Competent in use of IT and in particular of Microsoft suite of products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
*Ability to negotiate, persuade and influence at all levels including senior managers and partners
*Broad understanding of local government structures and functions
*Experience of working in commissioning or support tasks (e.g. monitoring quality, performance or evaluating costs)

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.