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Senior Commercial Development Officer - Assurance and Projects

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: £40,221 to £44,428 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 25 June 2024
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 2 days per week
Company: Lincolnshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 21955


re you looking to join an outstanding, friendly, and dedicated team who are committed to driving positive change? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our team as Senior Commercial Development Officer. If are you enthusiastic, proactive, ambitious, and have strong project/change management skills then we want to hear from you!

About the role

This is an exciting new role that will allow you the opportunity to personally develop and drive positive change. Sitting within the Commercial Development Team, part of the wider Commercial Team – People Services (CTPS) you will support the ongoing delivery and development of assurance and risk mechanisms that ensure the quality and effectiveness of the work of the CTPS, and the performance of programmes and contracts commissioned on behalf of Adult Care and Community Wellbeing.

You will be responsible for providing day-to-day leadership for project and programme delivery; ensuring that work is delivered on time and to the agreed scope and expected quality standards.

About you

We are looking for an individual who can work effectively and collaboratively across the whole of the service, and with our external colleagues and partners to provide assurance, drive continuous improvement, and demonstrate the difference our team makes and the positive impact of commissioned services.

Key attributes for success in this role:

Effective communication skills and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
Experienced in the management and progression of large/complex projects or programmes of work
Strong analytical skills and a keen eye for detail
Process driven and experienced in managing and implementing change
Take initiative and are proactive, self-motivated, and capable of taking the lead on programmes of work
Critical thinking and problem solving
Adaptable, flexible and open to change
This role is primarily focused on assurance and project management, however there will be opportunities to explore some of the more technical aspects of the job description. Knowledge of data management and technical report development is desirable but not essential.

Join the team

The Commercial Team - People Services is responsible for the procurement and contract management of over 600 contracts. Its extensive work programme covers Adult Social Care and Public Health Services. The combined annual spend of this activity is circa. £250 million, and our work programme includes a diverse range of Procurement, Contract Management and Market Development projects. The team is responsible for ensuring contracts are commissioned, procured, and managed effectively, at the same time ensuring a safe, effective, and positive service is delivered to the most vulnerable people in Lincolnshire.

The expansive and diverse scope of our team’s work offers opportunities for personal and professional growth. Engaging with such diversity not only enriches personal experiences but inspires learning, creativity and development through meaningful challenges and variety of work.

The team successfully operates on a mixture of home and office-based working, embracing a healthy work/life balance. The team’s nominal work location is on the main County Council campus in the heart of the historic Lincoln City Centre.

Our offer

Our comprehensive range of additional benefits for all posts includes: -

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, widely recognised as one of the leading contributory pension schemes on the market
Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (increased after 5 years’ continuous local government service), together with Bank Holidays and the option to purchase additional leave
Varied local and national discount schemes, plus cycle to work and green car leasing initiatives
‘Smarter Working’ - flexible working patterns encompassing home and office-based working, and flexi-time
Comprehensive wellbeing offer for all staff, including dedicated occupational health support
Professional support, learning and development, with internal and external training opportunities. New starters are offered a comprehensive induction programme, and mentoring opportunities are available.

Further details can be found here Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

We think Lincolnshire is a fantastic place to live and work, offering everything from historic cities through scenic countryside and market towns, to miles of wide coastal beaches, For more about the many benefits of living and working in Lincolnshire, please check out Health and Social Care Careers in Lincolnshire | Be in Lincolnshire

Next steps

If you have any questions about this role or would like more information or an informal chat, please contact Dionne Soonthornsaratoon, Commercial Development Manager, via email at

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 25th June 2024

INTERVIEWS: Interview will take place during the two weeks commencing 1st July 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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