Moj Jobs – Commissioning Officer

Website Ministry of Justice

Job Description:

The post holder will support the production and implementation of service/need specific commissioning plans and regional commissioning strategy. The will be responsible for developing reports or briefings for senior managers, portfolio leads and local/regional partners to support the monitoring and reporting of regional commissioning strategy and service/need specific commissioning plans. They will support operational staff and managers to deliver their responsibilities for the portfolio area. This may include offering consultancy and advice, delivering local training and briefings. They will support the Commissioning and Partnerships Manager in undertaken budget and financial monitoring for commissioning projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and amending service specifications for new and existing services and support the development of a portfolio of evidence-based service specifications.
  • Responsible for organising and facilitating stakeholder and engagement events and meetings
  • Responsible for developing regional and service/need area reporting system to monitor effectiveness of existing commissioning arrangements and availability of local services to inform review and planning.
  • To undertake and lead specific project work as instructed by the Commissioning and Partnerships Manager
  • Develop, maintain and update regional partnership agreements and ensure these are linked to business planning for the region.
  • Providing secretariat support to regional, cross-regional and multi-agency governance or project groups with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collate and provide quantitative and qualitative analysis of needs and demand data to support Commissioning and Partnerships Manager, including conducting focus groups with staff and service users.
  • Support on regional involvement in grants and procurement processes, including organising market warming and engagement, producing key grant and procurement documents and support evaluation of bids.
  • Responsible for establishing productive and effective relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders at a local, regional and national level in line with designated portfolio area to support commissioning activity.

Job Requirements:

  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Awareness of community safety, criminal justice, social care, housing or health care setting.
  • Good understanding of services to offenders delivered in the community or through-the-gate (upon release from prison)
  • Awareness of procurement and grants within the public sector context.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience of commissioning and/or recommissioning services, including assessing need, reviewing services and developing service specifications.
  • Proven experience of working in a community safety, criminal justice, social care, housing or health care setting.
  • Experience of undertaking research and formulating options, along with problem solving abilities
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experienced in the field of partnership working.

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Justice

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Derby, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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