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Commissioning Officer for Housing Needs Ref: 50057518

County Hall/Agile Working

Grade 11, £37,050.00 to £39,809.00

Vacancy Reference: 50057518

Closing Date: 15/03/2021

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 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.

We have a friendly, supportive, dynamic, go getting team working closely to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable people living here on the Isle of Wight. Regular support and direct 1:1 supervision is offered as well as regular team meetings. Working alongside our existing 3 Commissioners, 3 Commissioning Assistants and our Contracts Officer you will have your own portfolio of work but will be fully included in other team priorities.

As a team, we strongly believe in and apply the following principles:
We see the potential in all people and work with their strengths
We listen, learn and respond through co-production
We apply national best practice
We work together
We see people, not labels

We also care deeply about the future of our workforce so we will support you in your ongoing professional development. The successful applicant will be enabled to access - Level 5 Certificate in Principles of Commissioning for Wellbeing (Registered Qualifications Framework) which is the first nationally recognised qualification for Commissioners, developed and delivered by Commissioners and people who use the services. 

We need a person with the right skills who can develop into the role over time.  Among other housing related projects the role of Commissioning Officer for housing will be responsible for 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 this programme is vital to achieve our aims, to ensure 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 also need to be able to develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and you will need to influence and inspire teams, committed to co-production with the people we serve. 

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 Ext 6580.

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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application, 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: 15 March 2021