Strategic Commissioning ASC

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Commissioning Officer, Ref: 50057518

Strategic Commissioning ASC, County Hall

Grade 11, £37,050 to £39,809 per annum

Contact: 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.

Vacancy Reference: 50057518

Closing Date: 27/11/2020

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent  


Are you passionate about partnerships, innovation and improving the lives of vulnerable adults living on the Isle of Wight?  If so we have the role for you.


We are changing things – at pace – in commissioning here on the Isle of Wight and our sights are set on being a national exemplar of innovation and excellence, delivering the very best person-centred outcomes for those we serve. We are passionate in our belief that our residents have the right to expect no less.


We have made huge progress over the last 12 months, but in many ways the journey to great is just beginning. We must do more and need an exceptional and experienced commissioning officer for housing to take forward our agenda in making a difference to those we serve across this beautiful Island.


As an integral part of the commissioning team our you will be engaged in the development and monitoring of innovative housing solutions for vulnerable adults living on the Isle of Wight including extra care, and supported living options developing housing strategies ensuring the right support is delivered in the right way in the right place.


You will also be responsible for the implementation and delivery of our Supporting People Programme which includes providing vital accommodation and support to people that find themselves with no place to call home. The success of these programmes are vital if the IOW Council are to achieve our aims to make sure that:


Homelessness in all forms will be a rare occurrence: we will provide the right support at the right time, so people can access a home and sustain a home they can call their own.


Homelessness will be a brief experience: we will give individuals and families choice and control by systemically improving pathways, support and accommodation options to reduce the trauma associated to homelessness.


You will be able to develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders, influence and inspire teams, committed to co-production with the people we serve. 


You will believe in and apply the following principles:


1. We see the potential in all people and work with their strengths

2. We listen, learn and respond through co-production

3. We apply national best practice

4. We work together

5. We see people, not labels


If you share our vision and values, we would love to hear from you           


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ann O'Brien on:01983 821000.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


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.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.        


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. 


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.