Senior Commissioning Office – Social Care

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Senior Commissioning Office – Social Care
Bournemouth, Dorset
Contract / Temporary

Bournemouth 5241999

Posted: 11th December 2023 13:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.85 hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Bournemouth, Dorset,

    BH2 6DY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Commissioning Office – Social Care

Job Ref: Bournemouth 5241999

Pay Rate: £19.85 hour PAYE

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

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: Bournemouth, Dorset

Basic DBS disclosure required for this role

This role may need to work occasional evenings to attend or manage events in line with the needs of particular stakeholders.

The purpose of the role is to support the Commissioning Manager by taking a key role in the commissioning cycle for social care, assessing needs, recommending priorities, commissioning services and managing provider performance, so that care needs are met and demand is managed.

This role will have a primary focus on reviewing high cost packages of care both from the LTC or Disabilities Framework and residential care to ensure best value for the council whilst ensuring the best outcomes for clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, collect, collate and analyse information about the local market in order to identify changes or developments in service provision, develop the local market and ensure a relentless focus on efficiency and value for money from commissioned services.
  • Stimulate stakeholder involvement in service re-design and development, ensuring proper involvement in decision-making undertaken by the relevant partnership or governance groups by organising and chairing workshops, consultation events, information events, forums and steering groups as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain robust partnerships with commissioning partners, stakeholders and providers from a variety of organisations to ensure that services are robust, sustainable, jointly agreed, and service user interests are properly reflected in the design and delivery of services.
  • Develop and deliver resources and external training for the Council and the care supply chain, including SMEs and the voluntary and community sector to support the building of capacity and capability internally and within the local/national market, and help ensure that service provision can meet the Council's wider strategic objectives.
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate services commissioned, ensuring they are delivering value for money and quality, identifying any service issues and developing plans and actions for remedial action, to ensure that performance is maintained, and service users’ safety and wellbeing maintained.
  • Take a lead role in the development of contractual arrangements and tendering for adult social care services, verifying that they are delivered in accordance with contractual performance requirements, within regulations, and deliver value for the Council.
  • Co-ordinate cross-departmental projects, creating flexible, outcome-based project teams to deliver changes required by new and emerging local and national policy and financial frameworks.


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

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.

Candidates must be able to travel, using public or other forms of transport where they are viable, or by holding a valid UK driving licence with access to own or pool car. 



  1. Degree level education or equivalent.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. High level of understanding of the care sector and the Social Care Transformation agenda.
  3. A good working knowledge of partnership working and developing services with partners.
  4. An ability to identify, understand and apply legislative changes that could impact on the way in which commissioned contracts are developed and monitored with the social care service area.
  5. Providing written reports and recommendations on work areas.
  6. Knowledge of project planning, project and budget management.
  7. Experience of using procurement and contracting procedures (including legal and regulatory requirements and the risks of non-compliance), and of developing specifications and contract documentation.
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Bournemouth 5241999
Senior Commissioning Office – Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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