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Commissioning & Participation Officer – User Voice

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
06/03/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/03/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,221 - £30,756 (pay scales subject to review April 2019)
Hours per week:
14.8hrs
Job Category:
Procurement/Commissioning/Contracts
Vacancy ID:
105033
Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
SGC0454/909/SS

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Mar


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Commissioning & Participation Officer – User Voice

Compassionate, level-headed, assertive…

Do these sound like personality traits that best describe you? If so, please read on as we have something to provide you with a challenge professionally, but reward and enrich you personally with the impact you can have on young people’s lives in South Gloucestershire.

We are looking for someone with an interest in ensuring young service user’s voices are heard. Working with young persons, typically aged 12 – 21 years old with a combination of high risk and / or complex needs. You may have a background in youth work, as a teaching assistant, as a social worker or just be highly passionate about the help you can provide to the young people of South Gloucestershire.

Due to career development of our current team member, we seeking a 12 month limited term cover, working 14.8 hrs (2 days) per week – however this can be a variation of full days or part days – but we do require the working days to cover Monday, Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays due to the nature of this vacancy. This role will require some evening work with our youth panels, typically fortnightly on a Tuesday until 8pm, but flexibility can be discussed with the manager.

CV applications will also be considered (no recruitment agencies please), but please ensure you provide a covering statement detailing how you meet the essential selection criteria, along with full contact information to HRServiceCentre@southglos.gov.uk with the subject title “F.A.O Joe Scrase – User Voice application”

Summary of Post

This exciting role sits at the heart of our Children, Adults & Health Partnerships & Commissioning Unit. You will share our passion for co-production, ensuring that our resources are used well to meet the identified needs of the population and ensuring that the voices of both children and adults influence all we do. Where ever possible we seek to empower people to be independent and to have control over their lives, we recognise that everyone has skills and talents that can contribute to the community within which we live and work.

You will be working within a small team dedicated to ensuring that the voice of people who require our support and people of all ages living in South Gloucestershire have a strong voice and are able to influence the design, delivery and monitoring of services and support. Whilst you will need to demonstrate the skills and empathy to engage and work with people of all ages you will most likely be working with young people supported by the local authority – children and young people with disabilities and children in care but will need to work in a collaborative and flexible way.

We are seeking an experienced facilitator with a proven track record of developing and delivering robust and sustainable engagement and participation approaches, able to evidence how you have supported people to have a strong and influential voice with impact.

Success in this role is about building and sustaining strong networks and partnerships, nurturing and supporting people to have a voice, recognising and celebrating diversity and being able to make the connections between what matters to people to our departmental priorities.

You will need to be creative and innovative in you approach able to maximise the impact of the resources at your disposal, able to work independently but as part of a team.

Main Duties

You will establish and maintain a broad range of participation and engagement and participation opportunities together with agreed groups of people.

You will co-ordinate and facilitate ongoing engagement groups, for example Children in Care Council, Care Leavers forum, 0-25 forum.

You will establish opportunities to broaden and diversify our engagement and participation opportunities working in partnership with partner organisations.

You may act as the contract relationship manager with a number of social care, housing or health service providers commissioned by the Council that relate to your areas of responsibility. You will be holding regular individual contract management and performance reviews with each provider.

You will commission, procure and negotiate with a range of social care, housing or health services or internal social care provision in line with departmental commissioning priorities. This will include services delivered by independent and voluntary sector providers or through community engagement i.e. engaging with service users (and their carers) and capturing their needs.

You will contribute to the development of service strategy (e.g. user involvement and participation strategy) and related commissioning plans undertaking research and analysis.

You will draft contracts, service level agreements and decision reports related to agreed commissioning activity.

You might also carry out research, lead small projects and provide peer support.

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.

Please remember, whilst you may not have first-hand experience with some of the criteria, this is you opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and transferable skills / knowledge which will be taken into consideration for shortlisting purposes.

Essential

Relevant knowledge and experience of working in an organisation that commissions services and support for children or vulnerable adults.

Good interpersonal skills to establish a positive relationship with a wide variety of stakeholders – both children and adults supported by services and professionals

The ability to demonstrate clear and logical thinking in assessing challenges and risk. Demonstrating a logical problem solving approach.

Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Flexible and well organised with excellent time management skills, able to balance a range of competing priorities

An understanding of, and commitment to, coproduction.

Ability to work out of hours and to travel around South Gloucestershire

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours with a demonstrable commitment to equalities and diversity.

Desirable

Qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline or with comparable experience within the workplace.

Demonstrable understanding of legislative and regulatory framework relevant to the commissioning and delivery of health, social care and housing services to children and vulnerable adults.

Additional Information

Success in this role is about building and sustaining strong networks and partnerships, nurturing and supporting people to have a voice, recognising and celebrating diversity and being able to make the connections between what matters to people to our departmental priorities through robust commissioning practice.

You will need to be creative and innovative in you approach able to maximise the impact of the resources at your disposal, able to work independently but as part of a team.

The role will require regular planned evening working.

If you believe you have the skills, experience and determination to succeed in this role then we are keen to hear from you. For an informal discussion once you have read the job summary, please contact Katie West, Commissioning Manager (Participation) at katie.west@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 862386.

Salary: £28,221 - £30,756 (pay scales subject to review April 2019)

Hours: 14.8

Closing Date: 19th March 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC0454

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