Due to internal promotions we are looking for enthusiastic and skilled individuals to join the Quality Brokerage and Contracts team within Strategy and Joint Commissioning Team as Contracts Officers.
The Contracts team oversees a wide range of service areas including Older Adults (residential / nursing and dom care), Mental Health Services, Learning Disabilities and Supported Accommodation as well as preventative services and day services. Many of our services are designed to help people retain or regain skills and confidence, so that further needs can be prevented wherever possible.
The post will involve working with a wide range of commissioned providers and will also involve working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders from the Council, health services, third sector providers and people who use services. You will also support the design and delivery of services by working collaboratively with people who use services, ensuring that required standards are met.
We are a relatively new team and opportunities will exist to be involved in projects to shape the work of the team and develop your skills around commissioned services.
About you - You will have previous experience of the contract management process, either from a commissioning or provider setting, and/or experience of service delivery in Health , housing support, social care, substance misuse or community services.
You will place the needs and aspirations of the people of Islington at the centre of everything you do, ensuring that services are accessible, of the highest quality and represent value for money.
You’ll be comfortable working across professional, service and organisational boundaries to ensure a collaborative approach to achieving our ambitions.
About us - Islington Council and Islington Clinical Commissioning Group’s Commissioning Service is firmly committed to ensuring that public money is spent in ways that directly match public needs. Careful assessment of needs combined with effective partnership working allows us to provide outcome focused and cost-effective services. We hold our commissioning service in high regard, recognising it as a key service which has an extremely positive impact on the quality of life enjoyed by Islington residents. We commit to our staff and provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities as well as a supportive and collaborative working environment in which people can thrive. In return we simply ask that you share in our commitment to the residents of Islington.
Closing date: Monday 26th August 2019 at 23:59
Interview date: TBC
Please note, as a flexible working employer, we are open to applications from candidates who are interested in taking on this opportunity as a part time role.
For an informal discussion about the post, please email with contact details Ben Gladstone at Ben.Gladstone@islington.gov.uk
David Jump at David.Jump@Islington.gov.uk