Director of Commissioning

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£115,002 per annum
04 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Aberdeen is a city with a unique heritage, which has become an exciting place to live, work and visit. Our drive and ambition has seen us develop into a globally recognised energy hub. Working together with the business community and our partners, we are focused on maximising the city’s present and future growth and productivity potential, thereby ensuring our existing reputation as an economic powerhouse.

In order to ensure the city council plays it’s part in supporting the city’s success, we have developed a bold vision for the council expressed through a new target operating model, which will change the way the council does its business.  A key part of the target operating model is the appointment of a new, collegiate, Corporate Management Team, focused on the functions of Customer, Commissioning, Delivery and Resource.

This new management team will be responsible for leading, directing and implementing the new target operating model from start-up through to business as usual. Critical elements of this new operating model are: demand management through a more deliberate focus on prevention and early intervention; empowerment of both our staff and our communities and becoming a technology led organisation.

Director of Commissioning

The city is characterised by a strong partnership amongst public partners and we are committed to achieving a range of outcomes expressed in our Local Outcome Improvement Plan. As Director of Commissioning, you will play a critical role in determining who is best placed within the council and its supply chain to contribute to these outcomes and what that contribution should be.  

You will work closely with the Director of Customer Services to support our shift to enable communities to be in control and also work closely with the Chief Operating Officer in terms of specifying the delivery requirements for our in house delivery teams.

With a track record of strategic policy development and implementation, you will have extensive experience in the outcome-based commissioning of services, underpinned by sound business intelligence and robust budgetary and performance management.

You will bring strong evidence of innovative and successful partnership working in the commissioning of services, probably in a complex, large scale public sector environment.

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For a confidential discussion please call Kell Simm at our Recruitment Partner Penna, on 07702 565074

Closing Date: Friday 3 November 2017