Assistant Director – Commissioning & Performance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Midlands

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 26/02/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £750 - £850 per day


A Local Authority in the Midlands currently have an urgent need for an Assistant Director – Commissioning & Performance.

  • To lead and direct the work of the Commissioning & Performance team to achieve the City Council’s objectives to improve positive outcomes for children and young people
  • To provide strategic leadership vision and direction to those engaged in Commissioning & Performance and to contribute to the overall management of the
  • To contribute to the overall strategic management and organisational development of the Directorate to achieve a culture that promotes equality of opportunity celebrates cultural diversity inspires a sense of purpose and ownership of the Directorate’s priorities and seeks to improve all aspects of
  • To build effective partnerships with and between local agencies including the voluntary and community sectors in order to focus resources jointly on improving services and outcomes for
  • To be an ambassador for the Directorate and the Council through a commitment to effective partnership
  • To ensure a representative cross section of children and young people are involved in determining planning and evaluating services delivered on their

Key areas you will be looking at are:

Managing the (contractual) relationship and negotiations with the Children’s Trust;

  •  Recommissioning an education services contract;
  • Overseeing an improvement in performance of a number of commissioned early help services / contracts including Home to School transport (Travel Assist)

You will have worked in a similar role within local authority and be able to commence the role by mid-March at the latest.

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