Commissioning Officer/ Admin – Commissioning

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Commissioning Officer/ Admin - Commissioning
Interim Position

Gloucestershire 5251752

Posted: 10th July 2024 15:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.31 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Commissioning Officer/ Admin - Commissioning

Reference no: Gloucestershire 5251752

Pay rate: £20.31 per hour PAYE 

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Experienced Commissioning Officer required to support mobilisation of some new contracts as well as developing KPIs into a data report. Support the lead commissioners and outcome managers in achieving the expected and desired outcomes in given areas through effective commissioning activities. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work under the direction of commissioning managers to support lead commissioners and outcome managers to ensure the commissioning of services to meet customer needs.
  • Support outcome managers and lead commissioners to ensure quality, customer informed and value for money decisions are made about commissioning and decommissioning of services.
  • Provide advice, evidence and research which support commissioning decisions including analysis of market development trends.
  • Support customer engagement processes to help inform commissioning decisions.
  • Undertake contract monitoring directly with providers.
  • Provide support for procurement and commissioning exercises
  • Keep up to date with relevant policy, best practice and legislative changes to allocated outcome areas.
  • Draft and compile specifications which are consistent with commissioning/procurement guidance and legislation.
  • Lead and undertake project work using project planning methods. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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


  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy evidenced by GCSEs Grade A – C,
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience.


  • Knowledge of procurement and commissioning legislation, policy and processes.
  • Understanding of how the public sector works.


  • Commissioning experience - this is essential
    Project experience
  • Experience of data analysis and reporting
    Experience of working with support services
  • Extensive experience of working in a commissioning environment as a commissioner or provider including experience of assisting with commissioning and procurement activity for high risk and complex projects.
  • Development of communication and engagement plans.
  • Involvement and support to a range of projects including planning and reporting, including working on sensitive projects.
  • Working in areas where policy and legislation are subject to change.
  • Analysing and producing written and verbal summaries of available evidence.
  • Assisting with commissioning and procurement activity.
  • Building and maintaining productive relationships, including those with stakeholders and partners.
  •  Working in a commissioning environment as commissioner or provider.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills including report writing, using effective language to convey convincing ideas and arguments and the ability to simplify technical and complex information
  • Commercial skills, including business modelling, programme management, procurement, negotiation and contract management
  • Benchmarking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to compile detailed specifications which reflect evidenced need and customer feedback/preference to commission service.


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Job Ref: Gloucestershire 5251752
Commissioning Officer/ Admin - Commissioning
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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