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Commissioning Support Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/13076
  • Published: Fri 26/03/2021, 9:41 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Commissioning Support Officer

Surrey County Council is on an ambitious and exciting journey, and we are looking for people to join our Children’s commissioning division, within the Children, Schools and Families Directorate.

The commissioning division is at the centre of children’s services in Surrey, driving change and innovation with a relentless focus on improving outcomes. At the heart of what we aim to achieve is the ambition to develop a deeper understanding of our communities and the challenges they face – but also recognise their strengths, assets and aspirations – and look to work with them to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families. 

The Early Years Governance panel is a multi-disciplinary panel which includes education and health professionals. Panels are held monthly in each quadrant. The panel is responsible for the distribution of Early Intervention Funding which is a supplement of Early Years Funded Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. This funding supports children who are experiencing barriers to learning and making progress.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced administrator to work as a member of the commissioning team with a focus on SEND, Education and Early Years. The role will require a comprehensive knowledge of MS Word and Excel and the ability to work independently. The role involves the use of multiple data platforms.

In this role you will work closely with the panel coordinator to arrange the panels, inviting all the relevant professionals, receiving and managing all supporting documentation with close regard to GDPR and safeguarding requirements.

You will work closely with multi-agencies and have responsibility for ensuring accurate records of panel decisions; following up with offer letters and subsequently instigate the payment process. You will also be involved in review panels where the funding and interventions are assessed and evaluated.

You will need to be highly organised and have excellent communication and IT skills plus the ability to work collaboratively with partners. This role will require flexibility, diplomacy and discretion at all times.

Other tasks include business support to Head of Commissioning and wider team.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description attached below. Please ensure you refer to this before you submit your application.

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For an informal discussion please contact Carol Savedra by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/04/2021. Interviews will take place on Friday 16th April or Monday 19th April.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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