Head of Commissioning (Children's Services)

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  • Sector:

    Transformation & Change

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  • Salary:

    £550 - £700 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ife Jarrett

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  • Duration:

    6 Months

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  • Liquid error: internal

My local authority client is looking for a Head of Children's Commissioning for a 6 month contract vacancy.

You will join a fast-paced and busy commissioning department where you will be part of a team that oversees the portfolios across their health and council functions.

About the role

Bringing expertise in the field of Local Authority and Public Health procurement, you will be responsible for ensuring that Wandsworth Children's Services have commissioned a targeted and high quality services that are value for money. You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the strategic commissioning processes from conceptualisation, to development of service models, to market testing and on to the effective commissioning and subsequent contract management of service arrangements.
  • To provide strategic, operational and motivational leadership of staff
  • To promote and develop effective partnership working with relevant third-party organisations including private, voluntary and other public organisations