Assistant Director, Commissioning and Partnerships

circa 90k
12 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

An exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire’s new unitary council, North Northamptonshire Council, is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated leader to join the Children’s Services Strategic Leadership Team in this high profile role.

Working to the Director of Children’s Services (a shared post with West Northamptonshire Council), the post holder will be responsible for establishing the commissioning and intelligent client functions for children’s and education and SEND services across the county, and leading the commissioning relationship with the newly established Northamptonshire Children’s Trust.

You will need to be able to demonstrate robust leadership and management experience that evidences improved outcomes and you will have experience in leading high performing commissioning, programme or operational teams.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join both a brand new council and a new leadership team. If you have a passion and enthusiasm for driving innovation and improvement in a fast paced and high profile environment we would like to hear from you.

To have an informal discussion about this role please contact: Cathi Hadley, Director of Children’s Services, at

To read more about this role and how to apply please visit and select Northamptonshire County Council, who are advertising this on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire’s new unitary council which launches on 1st April 2021.

Closing date for applications: 4th March at noon.