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Commercial Officer

  • Location:

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Akton Recruitment are looking for a Commercial Officer to join the local authority based in Kingston Upon Thames.
The role reports directly to the Commercial Lead.
This role is focused on ensuring there are effective and continuous efforts to proactively engage with the market for the purposes of capacity and capability development. It leads and manages the operational contract management and monitoring activities to drive value for money and ensure commissioned services meet outcome and quality standards as set by ASC.
It supports and aligns with the Strategy and Transformation team by understanding and supporting the overall strategies to help ensure the market is able to respond effectively to requirements.
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to:
? Question and challenge ways of working, with an understanding of the bigger picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment
? Demonstrate agility and adaptability in mindset and ways of working
? Work successfully with key stakeholders within and outside of the Council
? Demonstrate commitment to own personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the role
? Demonstrate innovation and creativity
? Actively engage in positive cross organisational communications and team working
? Communicate clearly, confidently and appropriately with colleagues using the best methods of communication for the task

? Expert knowledge of client groups and care markets
? Supplier relationship management
? Contract and performance management
? Negotiation and influencing skills
? Experience building effective relationships with relevant professionals and key stakeholders
? Understanding and awareness of key legislation for Public Sector social care, including health, housing and social care
This is a full-time contract-based role, working Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 paying a rate of £20 per hour. The initial contract for this role is 3 months with a view to extend. If you think you're right for this role, get in touch now!