Head of Strategic Partnerships and Commissioning - Children's Services

Sandwell, West Midlands
£64,699 - £73,946 per annum
19 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

This is an exciting opportunity to support the Executive Director of Children’s Services in leading a systems-wide Joint Children and Young People’s Strategic Commissioning Partnership, and to provide oversight of the commissioning and contract management for the council’s children’s services programme.

Have you got experience of creating and developing successful partnerships and enabling busy professionals to engage constructively and productively to make the partnerships work?

Can you create coherent, outcome-focused strategic plans which use language that is accessible to and understood by all that read them?

Do you understand the commissioning cycle and the importance of getting it right?

And most importantly, do you really care about the lives of children, young people and their families and do you understand how a systems-wide Commissioning Partnership can support the improvement of their outcomes?

If you have answered “yes” to the above and are interested in this opportunity to support the development of this work, then we would welcome an application from you.

For further information about this role contact Lesley Hagger – Executive Director of Children’s Services on 0121 569 8338

A degree level qualification in an area relevant to the role is required.

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

Interviews will take place on Friday 18 December 2020.

Our Values; TrustUnity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

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