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Project Officer

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 10 £29,184 - £32,389 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
14 August 2022
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The Adult Social Care and Health Commissioning Team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably qualified Project Officer.   

The post holder will support our team of Commissioning Managers in delivering against the strategic priorities outlined in the Adult Social Care and Health Service Plan and the Council Plan as well as ensuring that we meet the statutory requirements of the Care Act. This includes a variety of provision to meet a wide range of client needs including people with dementia, mental ill health, learning disabilities, sensory impairments, autism, physical disability and the needs of their informal carers.

The team works to support the council’s implementation of the Better Lives Transformation and the delivery of Joined Up Care Derbyshire, working with the Integrated Care System across health and social care.  Our core business is to plan, commission, implement and review services through the commissioning cycle in conjunction with a range of stakeholders. This includes close partnership working with health, housing and the voluntary sector as well as with people who use services and their carers.

The successful candidate will be flexible in their approach, have a commitment to service improvement, a willingness and enthusiasm to learn on the job and possess strong project management skills.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing high quality project planning support, for example, updating and monitoring complex programme plans, co-ordination of highlight reports, updating risk logs and preparing papers for Programme Boards
  • Co-ordinating and undertaking data analysis, research, benchmarking and service reviews to help to inform commissioning plans
  • Co-ordinating and undertaking engagement and co-production activity to ensure that a range of stakeholder views are used to inform the design and delivery of pathways/services
  • Supporting service specification development, procurement and contract implementation or monitoring activity
  • Contributing to partnership working with external agencies, which may include statutory and non-statutory services, representatives from Clinical Commissioning Groups, district and borough councils, the voluntary sector and other agencies

You will be joining a strong and talented team which has a good skill mix, is passionate about their work and are friendly and supportive.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please email Di Higton, Commissioning Manager at diana.higton@derbyshire.gov.uk  

Provisional Interview Date: 18 August 2022