Senior Commissioning Officer - Early Years - Remote Working
The starting salary for this position is £41,127 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Surrey County Council is on an ambitious and exciting journey and we are looking for a Senior Commissioning Officer to join our Children's Commissioning Team, within the Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate. The Commissioning team is at the centre of children's services in Surrey, driving change and innovation with a relentless focus on improving outcomes.
This role is open to remote working meaning that although some office time will be required you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
At the heart of our ambition to develop a deeper understanding of our communities and the challenges they face - but also recognise their strengths, assets and aspirations - and look to work with them to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families.
Whilst providing a high-quality service that offers good value for money, we look to commission evidence-based models of support and innovative approaches to achieve our objectives.
One of the main focuses for this role will be leading on the Best Start for Surrey Strategy. This strategy provides a holistic view of transformation activity across the 0-5 years of a child's life and ensures that collectively we take a child and family-centred approach.
The strategy's four ambitions are:
- Promote and facilitate good health, emotional wellbeing and healthy relationships;
- Recognise and promote the importance of development and early learning;
- Enable partnership working and collaboration;
- Recognise the benefit of fully inclusive services, communities and neighbourhoods;
We need an experienced Children's and Families Commissioning Officer to take this strategy forward. In this role you will need to find innovative ways to collaborate across the teams, understand the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI); and believe that every family, baby and child should have the best start in life.
In your application we would love to hear that;
- You have previous project management experience, working collaboratively as part of a team
- You have an understanding of the remits across Early Education, Health and Social Care
- You can show regard for the wider Commissioning and Transformation agenda
- You're passionate about commissioning public services
- You possess knowledge and experience of operating within a complex environment
- You have a commitment to inclusion, knowledge of early identification and intervention for children and families
- Please note, this role will involve some travel to other sites around Surrey, therefore access to your own vehicle, which is insured for work purposes, will be required.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/03/2023
Interviews will take place on 3 April 2023
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Julie Barker by e-mail at . We look forward to receiving your application.
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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.