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Head of Commissioning

City of London
London (Greater)
£58,170 - £66,140 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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The City of Life-Enhancers

At the City of London Corporation, we’re focused on a very clear goal. We want to provide our local residents with a great quality of life, and we want to help every business thrive. As our Head of Commissioning, you’ll be at the heart of our ambition to ensure our community – especially those with additional needs – has the support to secure safety, wellbeing, independence and potential.

Working within the Department of Community and Children’s Services, you’ll have overarching responsibility for designing and monitoring the department’s commissioned and contracted services. Covering a wide range of areas impacting on both adults and children, you’ll see to it that our services deliver real outcomes for our communities, that efficiencies are secured where possible, and that every service is delivering exceptional value. You’ll secure effective partnerships, advocating for the City in the context of changing health and social care landscapes. You’ll lead on some of the major and most complex commissioning challenges. With the chance to lead a high-achieving team in tackling areas including homelessness, housing, education, skills development and leisure services, you’ll find plenty to sink your teeth into.

To join us, you’ll need to be able to secure and maintain strategic partnerships, be willing to take a risk-based approach, and be able to manage a team, providers and a range of stakeholder relationships to deliver for the City’s communities. With an in-depth knowledge and experience of commissioning services for people -including adult and children’s social care, education, public health and housing sectors - you’ll be well-versed in commissioning services within local government procurement processes.

In return, you can look forward to a great working environment, plus a generous benefits package that includes a competitive salary.

For an informal conversation on the role please contact Simon Cribbens (

Closing date: 12 noon on 27 January 2022.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 8 February 2022.

To apply online please click on the Apply Button below.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour answerphone) quoting reference number CCS706 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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