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Contracts & Commissioning Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Northumberland County Council are looking to recruit a high performer to join the busy Contracting & Commissioning team, which is responsible for arranging, monitoring and reviewing the contracting arrangements for provision of social care and health services in Northumberland, based at County Hall in Morpeth. 
You will work with key partners, including Providers, Care Management, Safeguarding, Care Quality Commission, Health Commissioners and Healthwatch, to promote good quality service provision and ensure quality compliance. The ability to build effective working relationships quickly is essential to this role. 
You will have experience in the field of contracting, contract monitoring and/or service review, a working knowledge of safeguarding and be able to gather, analyse and present complex data and information from a range of sources to a varied audience. You will have an ability to prioritise your own work, taking into account both team and organisational requirements, and be able to negotiate and resolve complex problems. In addition, the ability to manage change well is a necessity. 
It would be beneficial to have a working knowledge of Microsoft (Excel/Word), and Swift. 
This is an extremely supportive, collaborative team where effective communication is essential, commitment to providing a quality service is expected and new ideas for improvements are welcomed. This role is fixed term (until March 2025), full time (37 hours) and Band Salary £33,024 - £36,648.

For further information please see he attached job description and person specification.

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!  

Why choose us?  

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:  

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)  
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme  
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)  
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands  
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  •  A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available  
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  


Further information  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.     


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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930  


Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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