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Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an exciting opportunity to join the Sexual Health Commissioning team in the Commissioning and Quality Standards division of the Adult Social Care and Public Health Directorate:

Commissioning Officer -Sexual Health within the Public Health department

The position is well suited to someone motivated and passionate about improving the health of people living in London boroughs of Richmond Upon Thames and Wandsworth, especially those from underserved communities more likely to experience poorer health.

The postholders will be confident in working with a range of internal and external partners to shape and deliver local priorities.

In the role, you will support and deliver a range of commissioning activities including:

  • the planning and development of services
  • procurement of new services
  • maintenance of provider and stakeholder relationships supporting local needs assessments and service reviews to inform new service models to better meet the needs and lifestyles of our residents.

The role will require you to be highly organised, with an ability to work on and be involved in a variety of activities and projects.

You will be highly motivated, creative in your thinking, and persistent in seeking solutions. You will also be a team player open to learning from and working with others, passionate about facilitating positive change for individuals, communities and the local population.

An interest and some experience of working in the field of Public Health commissioning is essential for this role. Specific experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health, is highly desirable.

About us

In return, you will be part of the Sexual Health Commissioning Team. Our small team is extremely supportive, collaborative in our approach and passionate about what we do. Within the team there are a wealth of opportunities to pursue personal interests as well as professional development.


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you'd like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

To apply please click on the 'Apply online' button on the bottom of the page. If you have any problems with the online service please email

You will be requested to provide a work history and supporting statement.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 28 th May 2023

Shortlisting Date: W/C 29 th May 2023

Interview Date:7th 8th June TBC

For a discussion about the post please contact:

Meroe Bleasdille, Senior Commissioning Manager- Sexual Health via or

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. This campaign is anonymised.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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