Interim Senior Partnership Performance Officer

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Interim Senior Partnership Performance Officer
Borough, London
Interim Position

Southwark 5224203

Posted: 19th February 2023 20:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    £220 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Borough, London,

    SE1 2QH

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Interim Senior Partnership Performance Officer

Reference no: Southwark 5224203

Pay Rate: £220 per day PAYE

A Partnership Performance Officer is required to work with senior officers, lead commissioners, subject specialists and stakeholders to strategically develop and effectively deliver high-quality commissioning, performance and quality assurance through the provision of robust advice, analysis, interpretation and performance management so as to support the delivery of priorities and contribute to local and national performance requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Adopt oversight and responsibility for the analytical, performance and quality requirements for the commissioning, compliance and management of existing services and the partnership and system interfaces within which the services operate.
  • Development, monitoring and review of qualitative and quantitative performance indicators and profiles through which efficiency, quality and best value are demonstrated, as well as the identification and exploration of discrepancies and the implementation of solutions in order to inform and improve the effectiveness of local service provision and to deliver better outcomes and reduce health inequalities for residents of all ages.
  • Undertake joint needs assessments through a review of local data, evidence and intelligence, to interpret and translate work products to support the development and design of local policy and strategic action plans and to undertake analysis, project management and research that improves local awareness and understanding of key cohorts, patterns and trends within the allocated work programme.
  • Play an integral role in the commissioning, procurement and tendering process by contributing to the preparation of documents and specifications, ensuring compliance with the relevant contract regulations and supporting the effective management of contracts through robust performance management and monitoring regimes.
  • Maintain, monitor, and report on local outcomes frameworks that comprise multiple strands of overarching strategies which shall be achieved by working across organisational, partnership and system footprints to source qualitative and quantitative information in a consistent and timely manner and analysing and interpreting evidence, intelligence, patterns and trends so as to support delivery and improvement.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of contractual compliance and service / system performance for allocated work programmes and to contribute to the development and quality improvement of commissioned provision working closely with a range of officers, partners, and people with lived experience to deliver on these requirements.
  • Provide leadership for the partnership on qualitative and quantitative analysis, intelligence gathering and interpretation and to lead on operational delivery for the allocated work areas by developing intelligence networks to improve and maintain the efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility of evidence, information, and intelligence.
  • Take ownership for producing a range of intelligence, project and performance reports and returns including analysis and interpretation of local evidence, intelligence, and performance data, and proposing recommendations for development and improvement, including strategies, action plans and project proposals, that support partnership organisations to jointly identify how shared priorities should be addressed.
  • Develop a reporting schedule and attend key meetings to present intelligence, project, and performance reports to a wide range of audiences including government bodies, formal partnership groups, provider contract reviews, cabinet member and councillor briefings, business unit meetings and public forums.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the business unit and partnership to develop and maintain comprehensive, current quantitative and narrative problem profiles that are credible, dynamic, and effective in developing communication and debate with bodies that generate or influence changes to the community safety and public health agendas.
  • Identify and agree appropriate data recording and information sharing mechanisms with a range of partnership organisations to support the delivery of evidence and intelligence-led work products, including due consideration given to collating, storing and transmit data in accordance with data protection, Caldicott guardian, freedom of information systems and confidentiality principles.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaboration and partnership working relationships with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders to enable the operational and strategic delivery of work programmes to be maximised.
  • Provide support to facilitate the effective use of work products across organisational, partnership and system footprints to influence the deployment of resources and the delivery of activities to positive impact upon the lives of residents of all ages in the borough.


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


  • Degree or recent and relevant work experience at an equivalent level.
  • Knowledge of current relevant criminal and health legislation, policy context, statutory duties, responsibilities, principles and best practice in the drug and alcohol sector, including the commissioning and monitoring of drug and alcohol treatment services for people of all ages.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by local communities affected by substance related harm including the exploitation, violence and vulnerability associated with drug supply chains.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the objectives and goals to improve health and well-being and reduce the impact of crime for the local community, including more vulnerable children and adults, and families.
  • Knowledge of research methodology and statistics and how these can be applied and / or interpreted in a community safety partnership context.
  • Good understanding of equality issues and the role that commissioning and procurement can play in supporting wider agendas such as community cohesion, economic well-being, and sustainability.


  • A minimum of one year’s experience of working in a partnership environment.
  • A minimum of one year’s experience of working in the drug and alcohol sector.
  • Experience of project management in practice.
  • Experience of conducting needs assessments and research projects to support the development and design of local policy and strategic action plans.
  • Experience of performance monitoring including the collation of quantitative and qualitative data, interpretation to inform understanding and oversight of developing and monitoring performance management frameworks.
  • Experience of producing reports and policy responses for a range of audiences in accordance with a brief or using own initiative.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Able to prepare and communicate clear concise written and verbal reports to a range of audiences including elected members, Chief Officers, people with lived experience, partner organisations and central government representatives.
  • Able to collate and prepare performance monitoring reports, including financial returns, in line with conditions of grant funding.
  • Able to analyse and interpret complex data to inform the development of priorities and plans and to facilitate robust contract monitoring and quality assurance.
  • Works effectively in partnership with a range of partners and stakeholders in order to identify and deliver local priorities.
  • Acting in a leadership capacity, generally to those who are more junior and who may be from various professional backgrounds.
  • Sound analytical judgement and decision making.
  • Able to work effectively in a high profile and politically sensitive environment.
  • Self-sufficient in the use of IT – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet.
  • Demonstrating effective project management through the coordination of multiple tasks which have a common outcome to be achieved within a finite timescale requiring the co-ordination of activities and people outside the role’s routine responsibilities.
  • Awareness of financial frameworks and robust budget management.


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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.

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  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. 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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