Head of Commissioning, Partnerships and Performance

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire

  • Location

    South Gloucestershire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £85,468 - £93,446

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 November 2020

  • Client

    South Gloucestershire Council

Ref: GSe68239

We’re making a difference; be a part of it.

South Gloucestershire has a reputation of being a great place to live, work, learn, invest and grow. Focusing on innovation, transformation and sustainability, we have become stronger and more resilient than ever, working harder every day to be the council our residents expect. Even in these extraordinary times, we have been proactive, working with our outstanding partners to delivery exceptional services to our communities. 

How you’ll make a difference  

This post will provide leadership and direction of effective commissioning across both Adult Social Care and Integrated Children’s Services, building upon our good relationships with Health and Social Care partners. You will work collaboratively to stimulate markets and lead market redesign across all areas, aligning with our new corporate strategy and national plans, harnessing opportunities for the Council and our communities. In addition to our commissioning activities, you will lead on managing our performance information systems, safeguarding and customer engagement teams within the directorate. 

Utilising your exceptional relationship building and communication skills you will effectively advise and influence at the highest level, strengthening partnerships, identifying and creating new ways of working, and empowering our residents.

What we need from you

You will have a strong track record of commissioning in an Adult Social Care or Children’s Services setting and be able to demonstrate a strong orientation towards developing and maintaining successful partnerships. You will have a keen eye for detail in analysing performance data whilst being able to retain the strategic oversight of multiple programmes of work. This is a key leadership position within a large and complex directorate, and as such, the successful candidate will have significant team leadership and budget management experience.

We are looking for a special kind of leader with the talent to gain the trust and support of our residents, as well as our partners, stakeholders, elected members and senior officers. 

Here at South Gloucestershire Council we serve a vibrant and diverse community and are recognised as an ambitious, forward thinking, high performing organisation.  Through this period of unprecedented change, our strength has been our outstanding colleagues. We’re committed to working together in an environment which is free from discrimination and where our people feel valued and respected.  

For more information about the role or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Closing date5pm Sunday 22nd November 2020
Long listingTuesday 24th November 2020
Preliminary interviewsThursday 26th & Friday 27th November 2020
Short listingMonday 30th November 2020
Assessmentw/c 30th November 2020
Final panelTuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th December
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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.