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Training and Commissioning Officer
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Training and Commissioning Officer

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Salary icon £32,000 - £35,000 per annum
Location icon Basingstoke , Hampshire

It's a really exciting time to join us as Sovereign have joined forces with Network Homes to form SNG (Sovereign Network Group). Together we provide over 82,000 homes and invest in communities across London and the South of England – our purpose being to provide quality affordable homes and places that people love for generations.

We've got a fantastic opportunity for a Training and Commissioning Officer to join our Employment and Skills team to oversee and manage a comprehensive training offer that meets the needs of Employment and Skills customer's to support them to move into work or better work.

What you'll be doing

This is an incredibly rewarding role in which you'll organise, co-ordinate and commission high quality training for our customers. It's a real opportunity to help to drive and shape our employment service in the community and contribute to the delivery of our Thriving Communities strategy. Responsibilities will include:

  • Organising, co-ordinating and/or commissioning employability workshops, functional skills and vocational training programmes to support our customers
  • Enhancing our service offer by establishing an effective network of support agencies and providers who will contribute to the delivery of a high quality training offer for our customers
  • Providing effective advice, guidance and administrative support for all customer training and employability programmes
  • Utilising a combination of digital, phone and direct delivery to maximise engagement, support and progression for customers on training programmes
  • Where required, commissioning bespoke or specialist training ensuring that all due diligence and contract requirements are met and that we achieve high quality training that maximises value for money

What we need from you

You should bring previous experience in a similar role with a background in organising, procuring and commissioning training courses being advantageous. Ideally, you'll have experience of working in the Employability, training or education sectors or any other similar relevant sector.

You'll be someone who has a high attention to detail with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks, maintaining an agile approach to your work. You'll also have:

· Strong administration and IT skills

· Experience in co-ordinating tender exercises including conducting due diligence checks, creating tender documents, evaluating tender responses and awarding contracts

· The ability to build positive, effective and lasting relationships with a variety of stakeholders as well as our residents

· A strong customer focus, delivering solutions to meet our customers changing needs and expectations

· Excellent communication skills to enable clear engagement with both internal and external stakeholders

· Any experience in delivering training courses would be advantageous but isn't essential

You will be based in our Basingstoke office with some travel required across our geography.

You will need a full UK driving license and access to your own transport.

What you'll receive from us

  •  £450 flex-pot annually, discounted shopping & cycling scheme
  •  25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 12%, life cover at 4x your salary
  • Hybrid working - we're committed to giving people flexibility as widely as possible
  • Options for private medical insurance, dental insurance & critical illness cover

Please note: a DBS check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

We are committed to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy and believe that you can truly be yourself at Sovereign. Take a look at our careers site to learn more about us and our values.

If you're motivated by making a real difference to people's lives and aspire to work in an ambitious team then we'd love to hear from you!

Reference: 51714339

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