Strategy & Commissioning Officer

Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£24799 - £28785
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
01 Sep 2019
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Introduction

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council

Role Description

This is an opportunity to work as part of the newly established Service Delivery Unit, coordinating the strategic direction of the Housing and Regeneration service. You will be assisting with the development of Council strategy, plans and policy in relation to Housing and Regeneration and supporting the development of a strategic commissioning framework.

 Key Duties 

  • Lead on the development, consultation and review of key Housing & Regeneration strategies and plans
  • Commission services and projects that align with corporate objectives
  • Work with providers to deliver best practice and value for money
  • Work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective joined up delivery
  • Identify future service challenges and opportunities, and support the development of strategic solutions

 

Experience and skills required 

  • Experience of strategy development, commissioning and procurement
  • A good understanding of the social housing sector
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer focussed approach

 

Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates

  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and   public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years

  • Option to buy more annual leave

  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements

  • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management

  • Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options

  • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage

  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.

 

Interview Date September 17th 2019

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.