Head of Commissioning Children's Services

  • Job Reference: 6974370
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2020
  • Recruiter: London
  • Location: Barking & Dagenham, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £71,030
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Head of Commissioning Children’s Services

Contract Details: 9 month FTC, full time

Salary: £71,030

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th August 2020

We are delighted to be working in partnership with London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to recruit an accomplished Head of Commissioning Children’s Services, who will be responsible for the Children’s Social Care commissioning portfolio and delivery of high profile improvement programmes.

About LBBD’s Transformation Programme

One borough; One community; No-one left behind. Over the past four years, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has gone through an ambitious Transformation Programme and has built a new kind of council, capable of delivering real change for the community in the twenty-first century. Although a lot of improvements have been made, resulting in the Council winning the LGC Driving Growth award as well as LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to deliver.

Over the coming years they will consolidate the progress they have already made and use the new kind of council to empower residents to live longer, healthier, happier and more independent lives.

About the Job:

Through the commissioning strategies of the programme, you will play the leading role in driving forward the improvement, transformation and integration of children services, to deliver improved outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Experience required:

  • Children’s Social Care Commissioning
  • Leadership/management at Head of Service level
  • Able to build credible relationships quickly with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Confident in a leadership setting and partnership working with the Director of Adults/Children’s Services
  • Able to move agilely between agendas

It is an incredibly exciting time to join the borough, which is rapidly changing with lots of new and fun things happening, and the improvement programmes are a testament to that!

For further information and to apply for this opportunity, please get in touch with Niki Holdich on 0207 557 7667 and/or send your CV to nholdich@venngroup.com.