We have just taken on a new role based in East London. Our client is looking to appoint a Commissioning Officer within the Drug and Alcohol Action Team / Community Safety and Partnerships.
For this assignment the will work jointly with lead commissioners, service managers, subject specialists and stakeholders across the service and its partners to assess current commissioning arrangements for specific areas of service provision (Public Health funded drug and alcohol treatment services), develop, and deliver an appropriate commissioning programme for the specified services.
You will be responsible for maintaining a strategic overview of service performance and contract compliance for allocated Community Safety and Partnerships' work streams through liaison with lead commissioning officers, providers and officers within the Community Safety and Partnership' service.
You will act as the first point of contact for external providers in relation to commissioning issues, taking responsibility for negotiating with providers and recommending the allocation of significant financial and other resources to the relevant governance and advisory boards.
For this assignment it is essential that you have knowledge of current relevant legislation, statutory duties, responsibilities, and best practice in commissioning Public Health funded drug and alcohol treatment services. You must also have proven experience of successful commissioning to improve outcomes for children, young people and adults.
This role is set at an initial 3 month contract with a daily rate of £300-£350/day (umbrella)
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