Location: Carbrook, Sheffield (currently primarily working from home)
Salary: £30,777 – £35,484 subject to experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Fixed Term contract from 9 August 2021 until 29 July 2022 to cover a period of maternity leave.

(Internal candidates looking for a secondment opportunity will be considered, but must have the support of their line manager)

Job Ref: SCC120521

Role Purpose:
In the role of Senior Commissioning and Contracts Officer, you will be involved in providing information, advice and recommendations on emerging service requirements, identifying funding opportunities and developing collaborative approaches with geographic and/or thematic partners in order to deliver the best services to the people of South Yorkshire.

The focus of this role is to help the Police and Crime Commissioner deliver the Police and Crime Plan priorities by commissioning and contract managing the various external organisations and service providers with which the Police and Crime Commissioner has contracts or grant funding arrangements.

You will work closely with members of the OPCC’s Senior Management team, the Force, other partners and grant recipients to identify service needs, design grant/service specifications and then manage and monitor commissioned services or grant funded initiatives to deliver quality, value for money services to the people of South Yorkshire.

We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Flexible and agile working
• Generous ‘family’ leave
• Access to a range of occupational health facilities
• Generous pension scheme

Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with the OPCC.


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12 May 2021 @ 12 noon
Shortlisting: Friday 14 May 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 May 2021

Candidates should note that appointment to this position is subject to successfully passing vetting clearance, at the appropriate level.

Contact point for applicants:
If you would like to talk informally about the role, please call Fay Mills Tel: 0114 296 4139 or email: FMills@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk who will put you in touch with the Partnerships and Commissioning Manager.

Further Information & Associated Documents:
Senior Commissioning and Contracts Officer JD
Senior Commissioning and Contracts Officer PS
Diversity Monitoring Form – OPCC Apr 2021
Additional Personal Information

For further information about the role of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and his team, please visit https://southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/

Diversity & Inclusion:
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes and encourages applications from under-represented communities.

Apply for the role:
To apply for this role, please submit to the email address below an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (maximum 1,500 words) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential/desirable requirements.
Please include your name and job reference in the subject field of your email.
Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates where you may have difficulty with the indicative dates. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.
Please also submit a completed copy of the Diversity Monitoring form and Additional Personal Information form.

Submission of applications:
Fay Mills, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire
Tel: 0114 296 4139
Email: FMills@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk