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Angus House Orchardbank Business Park Forfar, DD8 1AX
£35,533 - £38,576 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week
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Job Description

Based at Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar.

This job is workstyle 5 - Flexi.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from our flexible and agile working practices. This means you will work from home for part of your week and spend some time in council buildings to best suit your work, meetings and collaboration.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Strategic Commissioning Officer, you will be joining a small well-connected team within the Procurement and Commissioning function.

In addition to joining a talented, supportive, and welcoming team within the Legal, Governance & Change Directorate, the post offers a competitive salary and all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation, including flexitime, hybrid working and entry to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are looking for applicants with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the desire and ability to work collectively and become a key team member. The workload will be varied, challenging and interesting.

You will be assisting the Team Leader – Strategic Commissioning in the achievement of positive change across a range of partner organisations via strong relationship management.

Your duties will include, liaising, negotiating and maintaining dialogue regarding contractual and commission matters with partners. Gathering and analysing information to assess service requirements regarding commissioning and de-commissioning.

You will monitor strategic partners to ensure they are contributing to the priorities and outcomes as agreed. Preparing committee and performance reporting. Taking the lead in co-ordination and delivery of engagement and support activities with partners to ensure that their change programmes support the realisation of the Council’s change programme.

You must have the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with colleagues and partner organisations as will be required to deliver briefings and presentations while representing the Team Leader in internal and external working groups.

This job is temporary for up to 23 months from date of appointment.

Internal and external applications on a secondment basis will be considered. You must have the approval of your line manager / organisation.

Please note interviews will be held Monday, 1 April 2024.


Please refer to job outline and person specification for further details and requirements for this job.

About Angus Council

Please refer to the "applicant guidance" document when completing your application form and to the "welcome to Angus" document and our website for more information about working for Angus Council.

The Individual

We are happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process for this position. This means we are open to a conversation about working patterns and the flexibility that is available for this role whilst managing the workload.

We offer a guaranteed job interview to the following people who meet the essential criteria on application for a job:

Those with disabilities, recognised caring responsibilities and care experienced young people. This also applies to our own employees with caring responsibilities, young people on apprenticeships and placements who meet the essential criteria for the job.

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