Contracts and Commissioning Officer

35961.00 - 36912.00 GBP Annual + (PO2)
28 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Job Type

Contracts and Commissioning Officer

Fixed Term / Secondment Contract for 12 months (Maternity Cover) - Full Time

GBP35,961 - GBP36,912 (PO2)

Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week

Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.

As part of significant change across the health landscape, responsibility for delivery of Public Health transferred to Local Authorities in April 2013. Hackney Council has welcomed a range of new responsibilities - including commissioning across sexual health, substance misuse, mental health, health checks and healthy weight.

Led by our Director of Public Health with their senior team, the Hackney and City of London Public Health Service is at the forefront in securing improvements in health outcomes and reducing health inequalities for residents.

This is an exciting time to join the service which has the autonomy and resources to make a real difference for local people, providing better, more efficient and cost-effective solutions for the delivery of Public Health within a local authority context.

As a Contracts and Commissioning Officer, you will have an awareness of procurement processes and some experience of procuring and or contracting managing services. You will need to demonstrate strong project planning skills, have an excellent standard of literacy and numeracy including to support writing reports. You will have some experience of keeping financial records, as well as be able to demonstrate that you are able to manage your time well. Excellent interpersonal skills will also be required as you will need to develop strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders including external suppliers and senior managers.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. It is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.

Closing Date: Sunday 18 March 2018 (22:59 hrs)