Head of Commissioning, Partnerships and Performance

£85,468 – £93,446
23 Oct 2020
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full time

South Gloucestershire

We’re making a difference; be a part of it.

South Gloucestershire has a reputation of being a great place to live, work, learn, invest and grow. Focusing on innovation, transformation and sustainability, we have become stronger and more resilient than ever, working harder every day to be the council our residents expect. Even in these extraordinary times, we have been proactive, working with our outstanding partners to delivery exceptional services to our communities. 

How you’ll make a difference  

This post will provide leadership and direction of effective commissioning across both Adult Social Care and Integrated Children’s Services, building upon our good relationships with Health and Social Care partners. You will work collaboratively to stimulate markets and lead market redesign across all areas, aligning with our new corporate strategy and national plans, harnessing opportunities for the Council and our communities. In addition to our commissioning activities, you will lead on managing our performance information systems, safeguarding and customer engagement teams within the directorate. 

Utilising your exceptional relationship building and communication skills you will effectively advise and influence at the highest level, strengthening partnerships, identifying and creating new ways of working, and empowering our residents.

What we need from you

You will have a strong track record of commissioning in an Adult Social Care or Children’s Services setting and be able to demonstrate a strong orientation towards developing and maintaining successful partnerships. You will have a keen eye for detail in analysing performance data whilst being able to retain the strategic oversight of multiple programmes of work. This is a key leadership position within a large and complex directorate, and as such, the successful candidate will have significant team leadership and budget management experience.

We are looking for a special kind of leader with the talent to gain the trust and support of our residents, as well as our partners, stakeholders, elected members and senior officers. 

Here at South Gloucestershire Council we serve a vibrant and diverse community and are recognised as an ambitious, forward thinking, high performing organisation.  Through this period of unprecedented change, our strength has been our outstanding colleagues. We’re committed to working together in an environment which is free from discrimination and where our people feel valued and respected.  

For more information about the role please click Apply or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Closing date: Sunday 22nd November 2020.