Senior Commissioning Officer - Design - Kingston upon Thames - Part Ti
GBP16,666 per annum for 18 hours per week pro rata to GBP33,332 per annum based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
This is a 12 month secondment/fixed term contract.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff .
About the Role
Are you a team player with a background in open policy making, service design or outcome based commissioning?
Do you thrive in an environment of continuous improvement and are a credible networker?
Does the thought of improving the lives of children, young people and families motivate you?
If you have answered yes, we may have the perfect job for you!
"Within Surrey our team have identified an increase in the number of young people becoming looked after during adolescence as a result of families reaching crisis point. There are not currently the right services to build family resilience and support vulnerable young people to keep them with their families. Through our work scanning the policy landscape the team has identified an upcoming opportunity to bid for transformation funding from the government to address this challenge. The team is working to better understand the nature of the problem, which new and innovative models are proven to work and are collaborating with partners to attract funding and deliver change."
This is just one example of the diverse projects you will have exposure to, working within a team of talented individuals,
We are at an exciting stage of developing our team to ensure a more advanced, responsive and collaborative way of working. Surrey County Council have great opportunities for the right people to assist in shaping the Insight and Innovation team. Taking a hands on approach to improving the lives of children, young people & families, you will be working to identify and test innovative delivery models.
The design team analyse the impact and effectiveness of our current services, identify key legislative changes and implement successful intervention and delivery models. As a valued member of the team, you will be using your service design and open policy making experience to build the evidence base around new approaches, whilst implementing service redesign and transformation. You will be working across key areas such as whole system design, best practice identification and dissemination as well as design of internal services and different funding models.
The types of projects you will be exposed to will include but not be limited to; change management projects to improve services delivered internally; developing stakeholder networks and working with the voluntary sector to increase communities' capacities to resolve issues; testing out new funding models such as social investment or seed funding.
You will have the opportunity to gain valuable training in commissioning and project management whilst attending conferences and workshops to broaden your understanding of the commissioning & design field. In addition, you will also be provided with continued support to develop your technical skills, enabling you to fast-track your career within the public sector.
To be successful you will clearly evidence:
- Degree or equivalent professional qualification in this specialist area
- Some knowledge and experience of implementing projects or programmes, policy research, change management, commissioning and/or continuous improvement
- Proven experience of working collaboratively with a range of different stakeholders to deliver change
- Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including facilitation and presentation skills
- Proven problem solving, research and analytical skills
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karl Mittelstadt at or by phone on or by mobile on .
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 20th May 2018.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.