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Commissioning Officer

Knaphill, Surrey
£36,282 to £40,146
Job Type
23 Sep 2022

The starting salary for this position is £36,282 per annum, based on a 36-hour working week. This role is offered as a fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity until 31st March 2024.

Are you a team player with the experience and passion to support Surrey's Children's Services Early Help Continuous Improvement Journey? Do you want to positively impact the outcomes for Surrey's residents?

If so, you're ready for your next challenge!

Surrey County Council is on an ambitious and exciting journey, and we are looking for a Commissioning Officer to join our team to help facilitate and implement continuous improvement.

About the Role

This position has been created to support Surrey's Children's Services Early Help Continuous Improvement Journey. Working closely with the Commissioning Manager, you will help to collaboratively develop and implement change across the partnership to improve outcomes for Surrey's children and families.

As a valued member of the team, you will be using your project management, commissioning and engagement knowledge or experience to:

  • Provide project support to all continuous improvement activities. This would include the implementation and evaluation of piloting approaches
  • Support the co-designing, co-producing and engagement activities to develop provision, outcomes and indicators with residents, service users and multi-agency partners
  • Support the service redesign in a complex environment
  • Analyse multiple data sources, summarise key points and effectively present information to a high standard either in a written or verbal format
  • Implement new services that are evidence based and demonstrate best practice, ensuring value for money is achieved and successfully mobilising change.

About You

This role requires an understanding or experience of project management and commissioning. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they are able to develop relationships and networks to work effectively to implement change. Experience of co-design and co-production with residents, service users and multi-agency partners would be useful, but is not essential. However, you will have experience of public sector accountability and be able to work and influence at a strategic level. You must be passionate and accustomed to working in complex environments and working with partners.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your Commissioning and project management skills within a supportive and friendly team environment.

If you are reliable, organised, and a passionate individual with relevant knowledge and experience then we would love to hear from you!

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th September 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 10th October 2022.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Atkins (Commissioning Manager - Family Resilience), by e-mail at (up until the 16th September) or Jo Millward (Head of Domestic Abuse, Adolescents and Family Resilience Commissioning) (17th - 23rd September).

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 MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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.

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  • Job Reference: 719383123-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Surrey County Council
    Surrey County Council
  • Location: Knaphill, Surrey
  • Salary: £36,282 to £40,146
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent