Commissioning Policy and Planning Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 26/08/2018 23:59
Grade 12 £35,229 – £39,002 p.a.
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Employment Location:
within one of the Durham County Council workplaces
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Closing date:
26 Aug
Further Information


Commissioning Policy and Planning Officer, Grade 12

2 x 37hours posts
1 temporary until 31/3/2020 subject to the return of the substantive postholder
1 temporary until 31/3/2020

Salary: Grade 12 £35,229 – £39,002 p.a.

Vacancy No: AHS-18-251

Applications are invited for the above temporary positions within the Adults and Health Commissioning Service, based at County Hall, Durham.

The post holders will take a lead role in, and/or contribute to specific project management in the commissioning of services for adults, which may include older people, those with physical disabilities, people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and/or autism.

Key areas of work will include involvement in all aspects of the commissioning cycle, in particular strategic planning, consultation, design, delivery and commissioning activity including joint commissioning with other partners where appropriate.

A knowledge of relevant service area and/or experience of the commissioning and procurement of social care services, including relevant policy and legislation, would be advantageous. Skills and experience of project/change management will be beneficial

Required Qualifications:
Degree or recognised professional qualification in social care/health/housing/social policy/research/management/education.

For further information please contact Neil Jarvis, Strategic Commissioning Manager on 03000 265683 or Tricia Reed, Strategic Commissioning Manager, on 03000 269095.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 13/14th September, 2018

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone 03000 267247 (24 hr answerphone). Email

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means

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This job is closed for applications.