Our client based in North London, is looking to appoint a Strategic Commissioning Officer (AP/SEND) to join the Children and Young People's services. Reporting to the Strategic Commissioning Lead for AP/SEND, you will be responsible for the commissioning/de-commissioning of services and resource allocation to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
The post-holder will lead for commissioning and quality assurance and be accountable for all of the council's SEND and Alternative Provision support, placements and provision. This will also include provision provided by AP settings, Special school, resource bases, agency AP and SEN placements and AP and SEND support services in terms of planning, commissioning, procurement and contract management.
The client is looking for someone with significant experience and expertise in identifying and sourcing provision that is of high quality, evidence based and result driven. Must have previous experience in working within children services and an understanding of SEND and Section 75 agreements.
The contract is set for an initial period of 3 months, with a likely extension thereafter and the pay rate is £450/day umbrella.