Commissioning and Contracts Officer
Salary range: £33,291 - £35,724 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
A Rewarding Opportunity....
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This role will provide day-to-day commissioning and quality assurance of placements and services for children and young people aged 0-25 this will include children and young people in the care of Brent Council, children with disabilities and children with Special Educational needs.
The post will play a key role in building effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders to include providers of services to ensure commissioning of placements and services are high quality, safe, capable of and effective in meeting the particular needs and desired outcomes for children and young people within the context of best value.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and committed to delivering the best outcomes for children and young people, and will have experience of commissioning within social care gained in either a local authority or related environment and with a good knowledge of relevant legislative and statutory frameworks.
You will have experience of commissioning in a social care environment and have knowledge of the relevant legislative framework for looked after children, children with disabilities and children with Special Educational needs.
You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of colleagues and stakeholders and the ability to use creativity in finding solutions to complex issues. Excellent communication skills are essential.
Closing Date: 16 February 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
We are a Disability Confident Employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.