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SEND Commissioning and Contracts Officer

Social Care

Children's Services

Oldham Council

SEND Commissioning and Contracts Officer

People and Place


Job Ref: G6/OL-55312

Contract: Fixed term - 2 years

Salary: £27,741 - £31,346 pro rata per annum (Grade 6) 

Hours: 14.66 per week. Equivalent to two full days or four half days

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UL and home working to meet business needs

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th January 2022  

Interview Dates: Tuesday 8th February 2022


Job Description & Person Specification.doc


Service Overview:


Are you motivated by wanting to do the best for Children and Young People in Oldham?  If so, we want to hear from you.   We are looking for experienced commissioners and contract managers.  Oldham is developing an integrated commissioning function for all children and young people. Look, apply; be the change that makes a difference.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Start Well Commissioning Team in the planning and commissioning of service for children and young people and contracts for services.

  • To ensure that services are strategically relevant, meet identified needs and agreed outcomes, achieve performance targets and are high quality and cost effective.
  • To ensure that services are driven by evidenced needs and analyses and that service delivery meets the needs of children and young people and improve outcomes for service users.
  • To undertake commissioning tasks as determined by other managers in Commissioning and Partnerships


Key Requirements:


To succeed in this role, you will need as a minimum:

  • The ability and experience to analyse and interpret data and present it effectively to various audiences to inform decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to effectively advise and support senior managers, with confidence to challenge where appropriate based on evidence.
  • Excellent organisational skills will be needed to agree, develop and manage the provision of appropriate services for children and young people across the Oldham district; ensuring managers have access to appropriate and timely information about services and Oldham

Oldham 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.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS


About Us:


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham


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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

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application deadline

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26th Jan 2022

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