Head of Commissioning – Children Services

Job Details

London Borough of Haringey is looking for a Head of Commissioning within Children Services. You must have previous experience in commissioning children’s services at senior level.

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Provide strategic and operational leadership to inform and drive forward children’s commissioning that reflect and support positive outcomes for people accessing services across Haringey. We are looking for someone with experience of working within a commissioning context, who has led service improvements, working alongside a range of internal and external partners including service users.

The successful candidate will have excellent negotiation skills and would be able to interpret and present a range of information, leading a large team when driving this ambition, including demonstrable experience of positively changing culture and behaviours. As well as working with colleagues and Elected Members in the Council, you will work closely with our partners and stakeholders to transform the way our services are delivered, working collaboratively to develop solutions and new ways of working.

Role Purpose, Context and Scope:

  • Accountable for leading and managing specific Council services at a tactical delivery level, providing professional expertise, leading on a complex programme or the commissioning of services for the Council.
  • Horizon scanning 1-3 years; emerging practices and seek out the latest thinking and innovation within their service.
  • Work with Councillors to implement the strategic aims and objectives of the Service.
  • Provide strong leadership management and guidance regarding the allocation of resources, risk management, change management and behaviours within a specific service area.
  • To role model the values and behaviours of the organisation so your teams can see and hear, and learn from you.
  • Manage and develop the workforce within their service area.

Pay rate: £500 per day umbrella

Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent