Temporary Senior Professional Practitioner - Commissioning and Contracts

Up to £10,000
01 Oct 2020
02 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Reed are currently recruiting for a temporary Senior Professional Practitioner- Commissioning and Contracts.

The purpose of this role is to: To develop, manage and monitor contracts in the Commissioning & Contracts Team to ensure that appropriate services are available to children and young people requiring Short Breaks and High Needs Supported Accommodation or 16+ Supported Accommodation. Managing Staff, contracts, and leading on the programme of quality audits to meet the required service standards, in line with the service plan.

At present I can confirm the below details:

Hours Full Time

Pay Rate: £19.49 - £20.16

Location: New Ollerton, NG22

Start: ASAP

End: March 2021

Your day to day tasks may include:
  • To lead on the quality audit process for contracts within the commissioning and contracts team, or to act as the expert in youth homelessness
  • To work closely with colleagues in Legal Services and Corporate Procurement to draft and issue new contracts, contract variations, extensions and closure documents and undertake contract negotiations regarding contract term, fees and redesignation.
  • To develop contracts that achieve good outcomes for children and young people
  • To develop contracts that provide best value for money, such as individual and block contracts, frameworks, memorandums of understanding and service level agreements
  • To place young people into appropriate supported accommodation settings, facilitating access to emergency accommodation, placement and transition planning
  • Providing practice coaching, guidance and day-to-day support with practice to other SPPs, unit leaders/CSWs and when required case managers and child and family workers
  • To provide line management supervision for up to 3 staff
  • To be aware of and understand emerging national policy and developments and to be able to develop and lead local initiatives with regard to short break services, and high needs supported accommodation or youth homelessness
  • To monitor contract performance using performance data, information gathered during contract monitoring visits and contract review meetings
  • To work unsocial hours, including evenings and weekends, in line with service needs

  • Education and Knowledge
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the main issues affecting the service area.
  • Knowledge of the legal processes, relevant legislation and best practice surrounding the commissioning and procurement of goods and services.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of: customer service, safeguarding issues, equality issues, budget management, commissioning and procurement, data management
  • Educated to degree level, or a professional qualification relevant to children and family services

  • Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 2 year’s experience of managing contracts, quality audits or driving service improvements
  • Minimum of one year’s recent experience within the area of SEN and Disability or Youth Homelessness from either an education, social care or health background
  • Experience of planning and organising team work or co-ordinating complex activities and managing staff
  • Experience of operating in a multi-agency environment
  • Strong ICT skills and the ability to source, manipulate and analyse complex data

  • If you are interested in this role please email your up to date CV to or call the office on . A full job description is available on request.