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Commissioning and Commercial Assistant

Role Responsibility

We are currently looking to recruit Commissioning and Commercial Assistants to join a number of teams within the Strategic Commissioning Unit, including Children’s Commissioning, Adults Commissioning and the Commissioning Standards Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to support Kent County Council’s commissioning activity. The roles include both permanent and fixed term opportunities, and candidates seeking both full-time and part-time roles are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will need:

  • Strong organisational capabilities
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside of the Council.
  • Ability to work well under pressure as these are fast-paced roles

Responsibilities will vary depending on the team you are placed with. Some of the roles will be responsible for professional delivery of commissioning activities within the commissioning cycle, monitoring of spending and ensuring activity provides value for money and meets the needs of the citizens in Kent.

Some of the roles will involve supporting the roll out of Commissioning policies and standards and, training and development opportunities across the Strategic Commissioning division.

You will ensure continuous improvement in processes, policies and practice and work closely with your colleagues and others in the organisation.

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 Matt Hazelton, Commissioner, Children's Commissioning on 03000 418556.

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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