The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
Are you passionate about improving outcomes and making a real difference to the lives of young people in your local area?
Are you someone who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative working environment?
The Early Years Commissioning Team at Surrey County Council is looking for a Commissioning Officer to add to our team that provides business advice to our local support providers to enable them to provide the best quality childcare and education to the County’s youngest children, whilst remaining financially sustainable.
The team also has a focus on market management of the childcare sector in Surrey to secure sufficient, good quality early education and childcare places for families with a particular focus on children that need extra support, such as those with special educational needs, disabilities or those experiencing barriers to learning.
Put simply, our over-arching aim is to improve the outcomes of children and their families and to achieve excellence for all Surrey residents.
Examples of our work include:
- Providing information, support and guidance on business planning, financial forecasting and governance to support the financial sustainability of the sector.
- Supporting the sector to deliver the Early Years Funded Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds according to Statutory requirements.
- Monitoring and managing the market to ensure a mixed model of delivery to meet the needs of each community and achieve sufficiency whilst gaining detailed and in-depth knowledge of the market and the needs of the community.
- Ensuring that children with special educational needs, disabilities or other barriers to learning are included. Facilitating and creating opportunities for early identification and early intervention so children can reach their full potential.
- Engaging with families and providers to ensure that the early years sector continues to meet the needs of Surrey residents.
We would welcome your application if:
First and foremost, for this role we are looking for someone who has a passion for improving the outcomes and services for young people coupled with a working understanding of the challenges and needs facing these young people.
In terms of your experience, we are looking for someone who has previously worked on, and sometimes lead, projects that have produced the desired outcomes in the agreed time frames and budgets. Additionally, an awareness of statutory regulations is vital, in particular for this role, Early Years Funded Entitlements.
Our team is very fast paced so you will need to be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team in order to work towards our goal of securing these children the high quality of early education they deserve
Please note; you must possess a full driving licence and access to a vehicle along with a willingness and ability to travel around the country, potentially working outside of normal office hours.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19/10/2022
Interviews will take place on week commencing 24/10/2022
A 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.
For an informal discussion please contact Olivia Bunn at Olivia.firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 26 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.