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Director of Commissioning and Performance

Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council, Morpeth, United Kingdom
£100,157 - £109,081
Closing date
28 Apr 2024


We are looking for an individual to help us achieve excellence in adult social care in Northumberland.  As part of a tight senior management team, the individual will be a key leader across adult social care commissioning, performance, finance and systems and will report directly to the Executive Director, Adults, Ageing and Wellbeing.  

We are after someone who will add to the strong skills set that we already have in senior roles within the service and can help us drive forward further improvement in the quality of provision for adult social care clients.  Additionally, this role is critical to helping us to achieve the Council’s overall ambition of excellence in delivery of outcomes for people in Northumberland.   Northumberland is a land of great opportunities, and this position will be pivotal in helping us ensure that adult social care meets that corporate Council ambition.

Aside from exceptional skills and experience of successful delivery in a similar environments, your personality and leadership style will be crucial to success with us.  Collegiate team working is at the core of our leadership model.  We want someone with strong personal values who understands what “trust” between colleagues really means in the context of a high performing, fast paced environment. 

The position will be at Service Director level in Northumberland County Council (NCC Senior Pay Grade - Band 16).  It will be a permanent appointment and based at County Hall in Morpeth, but with hybrid working.


Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”. 

For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website:

Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

- 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 

- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 

- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 

- A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 

- Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g., Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 


Closing date for applications will be midnight on 28th April 2024

Shortlisting will take place on 2nd May 2024

Interview and assessment centre will be 15th May 2024

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Neil Bradley, Executive Director - Adults, Ageing and Wellbeing on 01670 622868.

Further information 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Alternative application format: 

British Sign Language:   

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.   Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications

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