DBS0446 Commissioning Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£30,151 - £33,820 pa
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Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
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Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
North Tyneside Council has a strong track record in delivering excellent services to our residents - we are committed to tackling inequalities and improving outcomes for all. Our ambition is to create a North Tyneside that is thriving, family-friendly, caring, secure and green.

We want North Tyneside to be the best place in the country to grow up, to live and to prosper: to be ready for school; ready for work and life and to be healthy, cared for and supported. We want the best for our residents and would encourage you to join us in our commitment to services that make a real difference to the lives of our children, young people, their families and our wider communities.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Commissioning Officer (Early Years & Childcare) to join our Early Years Commissioning Team, who are responsible for administering the Government funded early years entitlements. 

You will be responsible for:
• Supporting the expansion of the funded early years entitlements;
• Monitoring early years providers in accordance with statutory duties regarding the early years entitlements;
• Providing direct support and advice regarding the early years entitlements;
• Managing enquiries from providers, families and partners regarding the early years entitlements;
• Training and engagement with the sector regarding early years entitlements policies and procedures;
• Communication with stakeholders around childcare;
• Leading on support for children with additional needs;
• Evidence gathering and analysis to support expansion of the early years entitlements. 

We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience of working in a commissioning or related area. Experience or knowledge of the early years entitlements would be an advantage.  You will work closely with early years providers, schools, families and other stakeholders, while displaying a positive, solution focussed approach.   The successful candidate will be flexible, customer focussed and committed to continuous improvement.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, and a Standard DBS disclosure will be required.

For information about North Tyneside Council, the benefits of working for us, and the many attractions of working and living in North Tyneside please see the council’s “About Us” pages on www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and adults at risk of harm. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance.  Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.