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Senior Commissioning Officer REF: 50065173

County Hall, Newport

Grade 12: £38,744 to £40,963 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50065173

Closing Date: 10/07/2020

Interview Date: 29/07/2020

Hours:         37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent       

The Isle of Wight Council is looking for an experienced person to join our innovative Adult Social Care Strategic Commissioning unit as part of our Commissioning and Partnerships Team.

As part of the team the successful applicant will help deliver the key commissioning aims of adult social care and Continuing Healthcare ensuring that the people we serve have access to high quality services, support and care which safeguards and promotes their welfare whilst achieving their individual outcomes.

 The applicant must be prepared to work under competing pressures, able to work to tight deadlines and flexible in their approach.  Good knowledge of IT is required and as well as the ability to write and present reports, retrieve data, analyse information and report on information required as part of the commissioning process.

As a core member of our successful team the postholder will share responsibility for ensuring all commissioning functions are carried out to a high level of accuracy and for the day to day support of commissioning colleagues and day to day management responsibility for the support functions within the team.

This role involves the profiling of services commissioned and providers in the market place together with undertaking needs analysis to identify market development requirements. The successful applicant will also be required to develop performance frameworks and undertake market management activities. In addition the successful applicant will be responsible for the planning and specification of projects and their development as well project monitoring whilst creating and developing good working relationships across both the department and external agencies (private and voluntary agencies).

The postholder will have:

– An in depth knowledge of health and adult social care and the processes of their commissioning.

– Excellent communication, influencing and networking skills.

– Strong report writing skills, including the ability to present summary information in a clear and concise format.

– Experience of working on own initiative and with minimum supervision.

– The ability to work effectively as part of a team, sharing best practice and developing effective working relationships.

– The ability to organise own workload, to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, ensuring that all work is completed to a high standard.

– A proactive attitude and good problem solving skills. - An interest in achieving best outcomes for local people

- A desire to ensure that the Islands people come first and are involved in shaping future service offers


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ann O’Brien on (01983) 821000 ext. 6580.


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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

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In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.         

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at, telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 10 July 2020

Interview Dates: 29 & 30 July 2020