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Contracts Monitoring Assistant (Dorchester)

Salary details: £22777 - £25409

Dorset Council
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£22,777 - £25,409
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Tanya Dawson-Sheehan
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Closing Date
01 October 2023 11:30 PM
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Contracts Monitoring Assistant

37 hours (flexible working considered)

Salary £22,777 - £25,409 per annum

County Hall, Dorchester, combined with home-working

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on the lives of residents in the breathtaking landscapes of Dorset?

Join us in our pursuit of ‘A Better Life’ for our community, where we've crafted our adult social care commissioning strategies with a vision that places individual support at the heart of our mission.

What’s in it for you:

Dorset is a stunning corner of the UK, regularly featuring amongst the most beautiful of counties. We have a population, on average, much older than the rest of the country: a fantastic body of energy for vibrant community activities across our towns, villages, coastline and countryside. But of course, that’s a population that also needs support with ageing. Together with a significant population of adults of working age with support needs, Dorset is a place where getting the right support, at the right time, and in the right place, is absolutely fundamental to helping all of our people to live their idea of “A Better Life” – and that’s why we built our adult social care strategies on that vision.

In Dorset, Adult Social Care Commissioning is big business: more than £100m is spent in the local care market, providing support to all adults who need it, including one of the largest proportions of older people in the country. Working with the local care market, the NHS, our operational colleagues: all of these relationships are critical to our success in commissioning the right support to meet these needs.

Our Adult Commissioning and Improvement Team has undergone a dynamic restructure, in which additional investment was made into the team, and we reorganised to better align ourselves to deliver our plans and strategies. Whether in strategy development, project management, engagement, strategic commissioning, contract management or brokerage, Dorset is the kind of place where you will be able to see your contribution to commissioning really changing lives for local people.

Following our investment we have a number of vacancies, and we are seeking dedicated colleagues with a passion for working with local providers to develop high quality care services for the residents of Dorset.

What you can expect to be doing: 

The Commissioning and Contracts Team is pivotal to us in delivering the right outcomes for people and achieving financial stability. We have recently re-shaped and re-energised our plans to create an innovative and high performing Contracts and Commissioning Service.

As a Contracts Monitoring Assistant you will be supporting the quality assurance monitoring; contract monitoring; risk assessment and mitigation planning; report development; assessment and analysis of provider performance data; intelligence and information gathering; quality and contractual performance trends and alert analysis 

About you:

In our Contracts roles, we are seeking colleagues who are dynamic and hard working with a passion for making a difference. We are looking for a Contract Monitoring Assistant to join the team.

You will need to have;
• Great organisational skills, the ability to interpret and review data against set targets to evidence contract compliance.
• Be methodical in your approach to work.
• Be able to build effective working relationships
• A keen eye for detail
• Experience using electronic databases and systems, (full training would be given on the specific databases and systems the team uses)
• You must enjoy a challenge and have the ability to engage with people using services to gather information regarding their experiences of services.

Experience of working in a team environment and be able to fit within a supportive team. The roles would be suitable, once training had been undertaken, for flexible and home working.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tanya Dawson-Sheehan, Head of Quality Assurance, Contracts and Purchasing (Brokerage). Telephone; 01305 221251 or email; tanya.dawson-sheehan@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

See our adult safeguarding policy.

This post requires you to have access to sensitive information. It will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.

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