November 22, 2023
£34723 - £34723

Job Description

Contracts Officer, Public Health, Home Care, Social Care, Fixed Term Contract

Your new role
Southend Council are looking to appoint a full time, contracts experienced Officer in a fixed term capacity until September 2024.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the city.
You are required to ensure effective commercial management of public health, social care contracts and grants. You will implement contract management plans that support effective commercial contract management, ensuring the delivery of agreed outcomes, deliverables, and social value from contracts.
You will need to ensure contracts are effectively managed, ensure appropriate monitoring takes place in order to deliver the correct outcomes of deliverables, and social values. You are required to deliver commercial negotiation to maximise the use of public funds in the interests of the residents of Southend. Also, making sure that transactional processing takes place and that suppliers are paid in line with the prompt payment code.
You will assess and reconcile demand and supply data to inform market and supplier development, as well as develop contract monitoring plans with providers and support them to implement those plans. You will use the results of contract monitoring and reporting to generate and share market intelligence. You will contribute to the collective commissioning team working at all levels in the council and the wider health and care system.
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this position, you must have previous experience of contract management. Having previous experience of managing a home care service or contract will be an advantage. within a social care setting would be an advantage.
You are required to have advanced administration skills, with proven knowledge of processing market data, public health, commissioning and funding. To succeed in this post you need to be able to function under pressure managing a caseload which involves meeting council financial and statutory objectives, while also take into account the welfare of people who are in receipt of social care support services.
What you’ll get in return
When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 25 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
What you need to do now
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