Interim Senior Commissioning & Procurement Officer

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Interim Senior Commissioning & Procurement Officer
Interim Position

Barnet RQ647122

Posted: 4th August 2022 08:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £198.65 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • COLINDALE, London,

    NW9 4EW

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Senior Commissioning & Procurement Officer – Supported Living

Reference no: Barnet RQ647122

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

This role will be Hybrid working, home working mostly but attendance to events, meetings etc. when required.

Following an in-depth co-production and consultation process with stakeholders including relatives, carers, and independent advocates a decision has been taken to decommission a residential mental health hospital in Hertfordshire which is currently a home for 23 residents with severe learning disabilities and/or Autism.

Subject to legal requirements and ongoing co-production work, the plan is to develop a Supported Living Service on-site for the residents who wish to remain living on the current site. The current buildings will be converted and refurbished to ensure they are fit for the new purpose.

The purpose of this role is to lead and deliver the re-commissioning and the procurement function of the new potential Supported Living service, providing 24/7 registered domiciliary care and housing management services.

The role will ensure that key partners and stakeholders, including people with lived experience of care and support needs, and family carers and advocates of residents, are appropriately involved in the commissioning and procurement activities.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Experience:
    1. Experience in commissioning, service design and procurement
    2. Experience in developing procurement approaches to best meet objectives whilst seeking innovation, making savings and delivering value for money
    3. Experience in sourcing, tendering and evaluation techniques
    4. Experience in engaging effectively with the social care provider market
    5. Experience of project management and working across multi-disciplinary teams and boroughs
    6. Experience of interpreting and analysing budgets, understanding of cost and unit prices to achieve value for money
    7. Evidence of successful negotiating, developing and implementing service contracts
    8. Experience of service design, specifying and monitoring quality standards
  2. Knowledge:
    1. Good knowledge of current key issues facing Adult Social Care Services Departments, Local Authorities and Health services
    2. Good understanding of planning processes in public sector organisations
    3. Sound knowledge of commissioning processes and relevant national policies
    4. Good knowledge of the social care provider market, and other partnership agencies in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors
    5. Knowledge of the needs and issues of citizens and carers including ethnic minorities, disability and age issues
    6. Knowledge of procurement legislation, its implications for practice in relation to social care and the NHS
  3. Ability to analyse highly complex, data, financial data, assessment outcomes, identify problems and offer solutions
  4. Manages time effectively to ensure tasks are completed and tight deadlines are met, demonstrates a flexible approach to meet changing demands
  5. Strong communication and persuasion skills including good negotiation, partnership working and writing skills, sound and accurate ICT and keyboard skills


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Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. *** Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Senior Commissioning & Procurement Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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