Assistant Director Commissioning & Performance

Somerset County Council

Taunton, Somerset

  • Location

    Taunton, Somerset

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £80,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    15 March 2020

  • Client

    Somerset County Council

Ref: GSe63032

We’ve got ambitious plans for Somerset. It’s a vibrant, well-connected place. Our vision is to improve lives through innovative services that create a thriving and productive County, resilient communities, successful partnerships and support to those who need it most.

Our social care services are emerging as national trail blazers. We do fantastic work with our residents, partners and communities. We have led the national debate on adult social care funding and are seeing strong improvements in our Children’s Services. Relationships with partners are strong and successful. We are delivering a balanced budget for this year and are investing in innovation and partnerships across our services.

Somerset County Council is pursuing ambitious plans for the growth of the County. We are currently recruiting to several roles that are central to our vision, representing outstanding opportunities to develop your career in our friendly and dynamic organisation.

Assistant Director Commissioning & Performance

Leading and directing the commissioning and performance arrangements across all children and learning activities, your expertise and strong management will drive performance and commissioning in line with the Council’s priorities.

You will demonstrate senior strategic experience, along with the knowledge and execution of the development and delivery of service plans. A track record of successful partnership working, including leading multi-agency groups and projects, with positive outcomes is essential. Experience of community engagement and customer feedback to shape and inform improved customer services is key. You will operate equality and diversity measures in the local commissioning and delivery of services.

Closing date16th March 2020 at 10am
Interviews22nd April and 24th April 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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