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Commissioning Officer

About the role

As a result of recent changes to the service, Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to appoint two Commissioning Officers, one on a permanent basis within the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Team and one on a 12 month Fixed Term basis within the Accommodation Team within the Adults, Health and Commissioning Directorate.   

The posts will be based in our offices at Alconbury/Huntingdon and we offer hybrid working, supported by flexible and agile working practices. Some travel will be required across the county.   

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact for the permanent post or l for the Fixed Term Contract role.

Interviews are planned to be held during week commencing 15th July or week commencing 22nd July 2024.

What will you be doing?

  • Working as part of a wider team, you will support Commissioning Managers to deliver efficient and effective operation of the Adults, Health & Commissioning function with a specialism in Adult Social Care, ensuring delivery of strategic priorities and commissioning intentions.  

  • Support the Commissioning Managers with the development and implementation of commissioning plans, project plans, documents and strategies across the commissioning cycle.  

  • Support market management and the ongoing development of service provision and quality through facilitating effective collaboration, coproduction and joint working throughout the procurement process, including service user and stakeholder engagement events.  

About you

  • An excellent communicator with the ability to build effective working relationships with a range of internal and external partners and stakeholders.  

  • Good attention to detail and the ability to present information clearly and concisely to a range of people.   

  • An agile thinker with the ability to effectively prioritise and problem solve on a wide range of issues.   

  • Understanding of the pressures and opportunities facing local authorities and the adult social care market in Cambridgeshire.  

  • Prior commissioning experience, while desirable, is not essential for the right candidate(s) with appropriate transferrable skills.  

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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