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We are currently looking to recruit Commissioners to join either Children's or Public Health Commissioning teams within the Strategic Commissioning Unit.

This is an exciting short-term opportunity supporting Kent County Council’s commissioning teams. These fixed term posts include both full time and part time opportunities and will run until 31st March 2022.

Ideally the successful candidate should be available to start within 4-6 weeks of an offer being made, subject to the necessary employment checks.

You will need strong commissioning, procurement, financial and project management skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside of the Council. You will also need to work well under pressure as this is a fast-paced role. 

The role will be responsible for professional delivery of commissioning activities within the commissioning cycle, monitoring of spending and ensuring it provides value for money and meets the needs of the citizens in Kent.

You will ensure continuous improvement in processes, policies and practice and work closely with your commissioning team.

These posts are subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

These posts are considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Interviews will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams and will include a short test. Other interview formats can be made available upon request.

This advert may close early if sufficient applications have been received before the planned closing date.

Previous applicants need not reapply

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Helen Cook, Senior Commissioner Children's Commissioning  on 03000 415975, or Matt Wellard, Commissioner Public Health on 03000 413221.

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.


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