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Assistant Commissioning Officer - Brokerage SGC0465/NSH/847

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 12/12/2018 23:59
£21,074-£23,866 (pro rata to hours worked)
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Southmead Hospital
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Closing date:
12 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Assistant Commissioning Officer - Brokerage

Summary of Post

Under the guidance of the Commissioning Manager, the post holder will assist the Commissioning Officers in the arranging of effective packages of services for people to meet their pre-identified needs.

The services will already have been established, and the role of the Assistant Commissioning Officer is to co-ordinate and administer the start of service by placing orders and maintaining records. The role also involves checking plans for completeness, by ensuring that all information in respect of referrals, contracts, placement activity, expenditure and service provider information is recorded and ongoing monitoring of service user payment card accounts to ensure spend on support is in line with agreed outcomes.

From a menu of available services, the post holder will find appropriate services to meet Service Users pre-identified needs, which are a best and most cost effective match.

The post holder will contribute to project planning, partnership working and the development of commissioning plans, by gathering and researching information on best practice, national policy, legislation etc. to provide to other officers in the team.

The post holder will also assist with planning and preparing events for service users and stakeholders, to help inform future design.

This post is a limited term contract up to April 2020 and is based at Southmead hospital.

Interviews scheduled for 14/12/2018.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

If relevant: provide support to a group of staff ensuring that work is allocated effectively. You may be required to check the work of colleagues to ensure work is completed accurately.

Maintain and update information systems and databases to ensure that service transactions are completed accurately.

Provide advice to customers, contacts, external organisations and colleagues ensuring that they receive appropriate guidance about policies, procedures and processes whilst ensuring effective working relationships are maintained.

Carry out research; collate data and present information within your area of service specialism. This may include drafting documentation and clear, accessible findings.

Ownership is taken for responding to queries, complaints and requests from initial contact with the customer. Issues that are not possible to resolve are promptly relayed to more senior members of your team and the customer is informed accordingly.

Provide a wide and varied range of administrative tasks to assigned projects ensuring written reports are compiled, support is provided and records are accurate which will help to inform decision making.

Accurately and efficiently record, monitor and maintain budgets/financial information/resources.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will have experience of employment in Social Services, Health or the Voluntary Care Sector

You will hold NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or relevant experience to an equivalent level

You will have ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise between conflicting demands

Excellent organisation skills or experience in a similar role

Competent in use of MS Word, Excel and Access

Good liaison and problem solving skills

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


Experience in Social Services, Health, the Voluntary Care Sector or in project based or reviewing work

Experience of producing written reports

Ability to meet deadlines which may occasionally be tight and able to prioritise work to achieve this

Experience of using computerised systems used in health and/or social care – e.g. Swift, Capita 1, Rio, etc.

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Vince Murrell on 01454 866381 or email vincent.murrell@southglos.gov.uk.

This is a limited term contract for up to April 2020 and is based at Southmead hospital.

Secondments are welcomed but please have your line manager’s agreement before applying.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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