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.
We are currently looking for someone for a 12 month period to work as part of our social care portfolio, leading our strategic funding relationships across all of our key partnerships.
In this high profile programme of work, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships, systems and funding processes across social care, health and education. Your role will be to ensure our collective local approaches are robust, transparent and have the best interests of children at their heart.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You will 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 will also have business acumen and strong commercial instincts. Ready to shape, lead and manage a range of ambitious programmes, you will 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.
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.