Strategic Commissioner

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£59,111 - £67,900 per annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Delivering major service change and transformation to improve the lives of children, young people and families.  

In Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council our Children’s Services are Ofsted outstanding. We put local people and communities at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to educate, protect and transform the lives of children and young people across these two extraordinary London boroughs. Whether or not you are working directly with residents you will have children and families at the centre of everything you do. By sharing facilities and expertise with Westminster City Council, we’re able to offer innovative and ambitious services for children and their families that are constantly evolving and improving We work hard to be better and to continue to delivery outstanding services. Come and be a part of our adventure.

Our Commissioning and Transformation Team sits within Children Services as part of our Operations and Programmes Directorate. We have a combined commissioning portfolio worth around £100m, we manage a wide range of strategic relationships, partnerships and services – including social care, health services, early years, early help, youth services, education and special educational needs – to deliver all-round support that meets local priorities.  

The Role:

You’ll be one of eight Strategic Commissioners / Strategic Transformation Leads working across the two boroughs with responsibility for directing and delivering creative and tangible service improvements through a broad spectrum of transformation and change methodologies. You will be leading a portfolio of change programmes and teams that cut across different departments, functions and organisations, both internally with Council teams and services as well as externally with partners and suppliers. We’ll look to you to identify issues and to shape innovative approaches to solving local problems, all with the best interests of the community at heart.  It’s a high-profile, leadership role but collaboration will be key to your success. We believe that we achieve most when we work productively together, drawing on the diversity of our people, our experience, and our talents.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.  

About You:

You’ll be motivated by improving the outcomes of children and young people and have experience of delivering major service change and improvement resulting in improved service outcomes and efficiency. You will ideally have a good understanding of children’s services and the local partner landscape. You will be someone who can form strong and influential partnerships, think strategically and make connections between different departments, partners and sectors. You’ll also have business acumen and strong commercial instincts. Ready to shape, lead and manage a range of ambitious programmes, you’ll be a self-starter with the interpersonal skills to motivate, influence and inspire others at all levels. 

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

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