DBS0447 Commissioning Support Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£24,496 - £25,878 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 Support Officer (Early Years) to join our Early Years Commissioning Team, which administers the Government funded early years entitlements. 

You will be responsible for:
• Supporting the delivery of effective funding arrangements for the early years entitlements;
• Supporting providers to submit accurate funding claims through our IT systems;
• Accurate and timely processing of payments to providers;
• Maintaining accurate records relating to funding claims and payments;
• Collecting and checking evidence to support funding claims;
• Replying to enquiries regarding the early years entitlements and funding processes;
• Using our funding software package;
• Supporting the administration of contract arrangements; and
• Ensuring efficient use of resources and value for money.

We are seeking candidates with a knowledge and experience of working in a finance administration / commissioning or related area, experience or knowledge of early years funding would be an advantage but not essential.  You will be working closely with early years providers, schools, families and other stakeholders. 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.

If you require any further information, please contact Graham Cowie, Commissioning Manager on 0191 643 8137 or Mark Taylor, Head of Commissioning - Children’s & Families  on 0191 643 8755. 

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, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.