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Senior Commissioning Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC1571RS
  • Published: Fri 10/06/2022, 9:40 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 29/06/2022, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 (£38,632 - £44,420) per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hybrid - Works from home 4 days per week and Gun Wharf 1 day per week, Kent

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Senior Commissioning Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Commissionining Officer to join us to help put our children and young people first and at the heart of everything we do.


Partnership Commissioning is seeking an individual to bring specialist knowledge and expertise to areas of focus:

  • Children and Young People’s Emotional and Mental Health Wellbeing programme. This transitional programme seeks to improve the patient experience and is committed at looking at innovative ways to improve care and offer more choice to our children and young people.
  • Complex and Crisis Case Programme. The postholder will support our children and young people to access services and resource to support their ongoing needs. This will include case reviews, service contact and seeking funding approvals.


You will also form part of the panel to provide scrutiny and assurance around the quality of commissioned care packages for those presenting with complex needs who are eligible for NHS Continuing Care funding. This will need the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders and also have the credibility and capability to work collaboratively with clinical staff.

We are a forward thinking and experienced service that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Programme Lead by proactively managing current commissioned contracts, procurement of new services, responding to day-to-day service requests of Continuing Care, processing invoices and Individual Funding Requests, assist in the collation of reporting requirements, coordinating strategic clinical group meetings and any other day to day activity as and when directed.

This may include undertaking practice research, assessment of need and demand data and financial analysis and arranging/coordinating patient/service user and provider engagement activity where required.

This exciting opportunity will give the successful applicant the opportunity to contribute extensively to the commissioning service delivery. They will be expected to work in partnership with providers, other agencies, and strategic networks.


In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

For further information or a discussion about the role please contact


Interviews will be held on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th July 2022.

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    


Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.