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Commissioning Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you want to make a difference for children and families? We have a great opportunity for a Commissioning Officer to our team to commission and manage services for the placement service in areas that include fostering, residential and in supported accommodation.

Main Responsibility

You will be responsible to the Market Relationship Manager to manage short and long-term commissioning processes and delivery. You will be required to work with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners in supporting the children and families directorate to understand the needs of Staffordshire children and young people, translate those needs into definable outcomes and achieve best value. Work will require collecting, analysing and understanding data trends, to identify areas of improvement and implement them accordingly. You will ensure key commissioned services are being delivered in line with the agreed contractual arrangements.


The Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidate

You’ll need to have:

  • Have excellent knowledge and understanding of commissioning and has an awareness of meeting agreed outcomes.
  • Experience of managing contractual arrangements and experience of negotiating service delivery requirements.
  • The ability to analyse data and identify trends and areas that can be improved.

But above all else you’ll have a passion for your work knowing that you’re helping achieve positive outcomes for children and families across Staffordshire.


How we work

We work flexibly in our team with a mix of office and home working to make sure we can all have a great work life balance. Plus, if you’d like to discuss potential working arrangements or just find out more about the role do get in touch with

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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