Commissioning and Contracts Officer

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £42,403 - £43,421 per annum
  • Location: Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week. Consideration will be given for part time working.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 21/04/2024 at 23:58
  • Reference: CVP 0093

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Whole Life Commissioning Team for an additional Commissioning and Contract Officer to lead and contribute to the development of the new Home to School Transport contract.

The successful candidate will be required to have a flexible approach across the commissioning of adult social care, children's social care and public health services.

This role is to support Commissioning Managers in delivering our integrated commissioning strategy.  The post holders will support the commissioning team to ensure our services meet identified needs and agreed outcomes, achieve performance targets and are high quality and cost effective.

It includes ensuring that our services are driven by evidenced needs and analyses and that service delivery meets the needs of and improve outcomes for Knowsley residents.

We are looking for a highly motivated individuals who have experience of:

Partnership working

Procurement / commissioning cycle and outcome-based contract management

Getting the best from resources and budget

Designing, introducing, and implementing change in business or public service environment

Excellent communication, negotiating and influencing skills.

Proven organisational and project management skills


We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

We will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.


At Knowsley we value our applicants and want them to feel well-informed and welcomed. If you have any questions about this specific job role or what it is like to work at Knowsley, please contact;

Jill O’Neil 07500102185

Ross McCooey 07385084665



How to apply

Your CV should be tailored to reflect the competencies within the person specification. Please note if a CV does not reflect the person specification it is unlikely to be shortlisted. To upload your CV you will need to click on the link below and create an account with Jobs Go Public if you have not already done so.

You will also be required to input your name and email address and will be invited to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire.


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