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Reading - Commissioning Officer

Job Title: Reading - Commissioning Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading
Salary: £20.67 - 20.67 per hour
REF: NYK12112021
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Reading – Commissioning Officer

Location: The Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU.

Contract: Initial contract to 31/08/2022

Hours: Full Time – Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Payrate: £20.67


At Reading Borough Council we need a positive and hardworking experienced Commissioner to come into the team who can pick up work quickly and efficiently.

The Commissioner will be leading on the tender of Extra Care service and will be the contract manager for Home Care and Extra Care which are high value and high risks contracts.

The person must have:

experience of Home Care and Extra Care

experience of managing high risk and/or high value contracts

contract management experience,

experience leading a procurement experience,

good report writing skills,

proven record of positive negotiation,

sound understanding of best value,

work well in a team and on their own,

escalate up issues as needed,

be willing to change workload priorities if and when necessary,

personal resilience,

be able to time manage and to juggle multiple demands,

be solution focused,

be able to build positive relationships with a range of people and,

have networking skills.

Ideally they will have:

• an understanding of project management,

• an understanding of local authority processes, and

• experience of working in a political environment.

The role will be based at home to start, but this will be under review and there will be expectations to visit the providers.

 During the life of the contract the person may need to go to the office a few days as week, but the frequency is yet to be decided.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email