Senior Professional Practitioner - Commissioning and Contracts

2 December 2020
Full Time
The team is split between two bases: one at County Hall in West Bridgford, NG2 7QP and the other at Sherwood Energy Village in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9FF
Children, Families & Cultural Services
Wednesday 9th December
£36,922 - £41,881 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Professional Practitioner to join the Commissioning and Contracts Team, based within Children and Family Services. The post holder will have responsibility for the contract management of a range of externally commissioned providers who deliver services to vulnerable children and young people and will lead on the quality audit process within the team.

You will have a high level of personal drive, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work across a range of stakeholders. Experience of developing and managing contracts and the ability to understand contractual terms and conditions is essential to the role, along with knowledge and understanding of the principles relating to customer care; budget management, commissioning and procurement and data management.

You will plan and deliver an annual programme of reviews of contracts and take action where necessary to drive service improvements. You will also design services and create service specifications.

Team members work flexibly, working from home or different County Council buildings. You must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.

Please detail why you are the best person for the job and why you are applying, using the job description and person specification as a guide. Focus on how your skills, knowledge and experience to meet the job requirements. You will be short listed on the information supplied in their application form measured against the person specification.

Should you require further information or an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact the Commissioning and Contracts Manager, Beth Downing on 0115 8041811 (

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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