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Commissioning Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/31414
  • Published: Wed 15/03/2023, 2:36 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 05/04/2023, 3:36 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £36282 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weybridge

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Commissioning Officer

The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

Are you solution-focused, innovative, and driven by enabling the best possible outcomes for children and young people?

At Surrey County Council we are all about ensuring everyone benefits from education, skills and employment opportunities that help them succeed in life. As a commissioning officer at Surrey County Council, you'll have the opportunity to develop key commissioning skills across a range of services within the Additional Needs and Disabilities Commissioning Team;

  • Responding to and managing queries across the Non-Maintained Independent Market (NMI) and the specialist post-16 (SPI) sector.
  • Market management of the Non-maintained Independent Sector (NMI), including inflation management, contract management and compliance
  • Shaping future strategies and services to ensure children and young people with additional needs and disabilities are supported within the county
  • Commissioning and contract-monitoring key support services such as the mediation contract, quality assurance contract and transport services for children and young people with disabilities
  • Supporting the development of the Independent alternative provision framework
  • Supporting the commissioning of new provision (pre- and post-16) to ensure value for money

Aspects of this role require us to transform the way we do things for the better, exploring new ideas and innovative solutions in collaboration with our operational colleagues in key Surrey County Council services and external provider partners. We are committed to working in genuine co-production wherever possible, developing an in-depth understanding of young people's experiences. We are strength-based and want to focus on the assets that young people bring and that exist within our local communities and the wider system. We value the courage to take action to make a difference.

This role is a great first step in developing your commissioning career, with outstanding support provided. We are looking for someone who:

  • Has knowledge or familiarity with basic commissioning processes and/or procurement
  • Has some familiarity with project management approaches
  • Has excellent administration ability, attention to detail and a willingness to learn
  • Has a pro-active approach to work; including the ability to problem solve and the creativity to "think differently"
  • Is passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and young people

If you have the skills, experience and passion to help us on our ambitious journey, we'd love to hear from you.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/04/2023.

A Basic Disclosure DBS check will be required for this role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.