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Barking & Dagenham Council - Education Commissioning Officer

Barking & Dagenham Council - Education Commissioning Officer

  • Location

    Barking and Dagenham, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £32 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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This role is required to work in the education commissioning space to maintain Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for nurseries and Additional Resource Provisions (ARPs).

Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the key deliverables of the Department, responsible for providing support as required across a range of commissioning activities with a focus on SLA maintenance. You will work with a range of partners across the system and facilitate communication with stakeholders on SLA development and maintenance.

Special requirements for this post

You will need a working knowledge of current commissioning, procurement and contract management practice relating to the public and education sector.

You will need to be able to draft service level arrangements and contractual agreement, and robust service specifications.

You will need to have good negotiation skills and an ability to find effective solutions to challenges if they arise, working in partnership with the SEND team, Nurseries, and other education providers to address.

About you

The successful candidate will have a curious mind, excellent organisational skills, an ability to problem solve and an aptitude to deliver against deadlines.

You will be self-motivated and able to use their initiative. You will be a confident communicator and influencer, with sound political judgement; have strong organisational skills.

You will be a very strong team player and know the benefits of collaboration.

You will also be able to work collaboratively with across organisations - the post requires working across the Council and Education, liaising with multiple stakeholders. You must be able to work collaboratively and successfully with partners in other council departments and external organisations.

About us

About the Commissioning team

If appointed, you will join a supportive, multi-disciplinary and forward-looking Commissioning team with ambitions to significantly improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our borough's population through innovative and integrated working whilst also reducing inequalities. We are a small, but dedicated, team.

As part of a matrix working team, you will have opportunity to work across the Education space, renewing and maintaining SLAs for our ARPs and nurseries.

About Barking and Dagenham

As Local Government Chronicle Awards 2018's Council of the Year, and with Silver Investors in People status showing our commitment to our staff, there has never been a more exciting time to work for Barking and Dagenham Council. We have been on a journey over the last few years, transforming the way we work and deliver our services. Our goal is to harness the borough's potential as London's growth opportunity and to deliver growth that is inclusive and benefits all our residents - one borough, one community, no one left behind. As a council, we are agile, responsive and data-led, with the needs of our residents at the forefront of what we do. We offer a competitive pay package, a positive approach to flexible working, investment in your learning and development, and a commitment to your wellbeing.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.