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Senior Commissioning Officer - Gateway to Resources Team

About the role Gateway to Resources is an operational commissioning service based in Woking but working across Surrey. We are a lively and busy service, brokering individual placements for looked after children, supported accommodation for care leavers, SEN school placements, forensic testing services and expert witnesses, as well as quality assuring and monitoring provision.

The Senior Commissioning Officer is part of the Resource Review Team, which is responsible for reviewing commissioned placements and support packages for vulnerable children and young people, to ensure effective and safe delivery of services which are on time and within budget.

For this role you will need to be organised with good problem solving skills, as well as having a good understanding of the needs of children and young people and want to make a difference to their lives. The role involves commissioning, monitoring and evaluating services for looked after children and young people who are leaving care as well as other services that are commissioned for children and families.

You will need experience of commissioning services, including needs analysis, development of service specifications, procurement of services, monitoring and evaluation, and service/market development. You will need experience of working in partnership with providers and be able to ensure that children, young people and their families are at the heart of all you do.

You will need to be able to be able to use data to inform your work and to be able to produce high quality evidence based reports.

Placements and support packages are reviewed regularly to see how they have impacted positively on meeting the holistic needs of children across education, health and social care. As a team we aim to provide high quality services to improve the lives of children and young people and forge positive and beneficial relationships with partners, to ensure that support offered is child and family focused and efficient, which is vital to both improving outcomes and reducing costs.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Mandy Douglass-Treanor by e-mail.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17th February 2020.

Interviews dates to be confirmed.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Senior Commissioning Officer - Gateway to Resources Team

Surrey County Council

Published on 18 Feb 2020