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Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer x2

Term Entry
Fixed term until 31 March 2024 (Due to Temporary funding)
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 12 June
Interview date
Interviews are Week commencing 20 June
Service area
Service area: Children, Families and Schools
Job reference
Job reference: CYSP000429
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The job itself

Are you passionate about improving outcomes for Children and Young people in the East Riding? Do you understand the modern commissioning landscape? If so, this exciting opportunity could be the role for you.

All local authorities face significant challenges in securing the best possible provision and services for their children and young people. The successful candidate will understand the importance of developing productive relationships with providers to create quality and diverse provision. They will be able to demonstrate creativity in their approach to meeting the needs of the East Riding's most vulnerable children and young people.

We are looking for a dedicated, organised and committed individual with commissioning experience, to join the team in the role of Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer.

The Children’s Commissioning and Quality Monitoring team work across the whole a range of children’s services and you may be involved in work in a number of different service areas, including SEND, Education, Children Looked After and early help and prevention.

The key aspects of the role will include:

  • Needs analysis, reviewing current provision, identifying gaps in provision and developing new provision where required.
  • Developing and designing service specifications which deliver high quality, responsive and efficient services within allocated resources.
  • Ensuring the views of users (including young people and their families) are taken into account to support and inform commissioning activity.

The successful candidates must be able use their own initiative and have:

  • Experience and knowledge of commissioning and quality assurance of services plus development of service specifications.
  • A sound knowledge of the key legislation that underpins children’s services, including Children Looked After and Fostering, preparing for adulthood, the SEND code of practice, along with an awareness and understanding of children’s social care, special educational needs and disability.
  • The ability to work closely with partners to develop services to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people.

This is an exciting time to be working with a highly regarded team in a very high quality local authority.


Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Sarah Keenan
Children's Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Team Manager
01482 396827
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Remote working

The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.

Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

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