How you'll make a difference

The Carers commissioning team supports the development and implementation of the carers’ strategy; carer engagement; and manages carer support service contracts. 
You will make a difference as a Commissioning officer by building strong partnerships with social care, housing and health service providers commissioned by the Council to help improve the provision of care and support for people living in South Gloucestershire.  
What will you be doing?   
  • You will be working with providers who are commissioned by the Council to provide support to vulnerable adults.  
  • You’ll be required to monitor contracts to ensure services are delivered and are meeting outcomes 
  • Working in partnership with a wide range of partners so that we meet our strategic commitments
  • Importantly, you will work in co-production with colleagues, partners, people who use services and carers to ensure the services we commission meet outcomes
  • Supporting commissioning and partnership working for specific groups of people such as carers, older people or people with learning difficulties
  • You will support the quality assurance of the services we commission.

What we need from you

  • You will have relevant knowledge and experience of working in an organisation that commissions and contracts in social care or similar services and able to demonstrate a flexible approach to working across different areas.
  • You will need excellent interpersonal skills to establish a positive relationship with a wide variety of stakeholders’ contacts and customers.
  • You will have demonstrable experience of meeting service standards, targets and deadlines, be well organised with excellent time management skills and able to manage competing demands.
  • Desirably, you’ll have a degree or professional qualification in social care, health care or business studies

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.  

  • As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities.   

  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life  
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  
We’re making a difference, be part of it! 
Salaries pro-rated to hours worked. 
For further information please contact Laura Ferguson, Commissioning Manager ([email protected] or 01454 864604)

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