- Head of Children and Families' Commissioning
- Full time, permanent
- Salary circa £72k - based on skills and experience
- Usually based in Chichester
- Relocation assistance may be available with this role
With you, with the child…Every step of the way
We’re working together as one professional team, in an environment based on high challenge and high support, creating more positive outcomes for the children and families in our care.
Our Directorate provides crucial services to the children and families of West Sussex with the goal of achieving the best outcomes for our children by putting them at the forefront of everything we do - this means listening, being open, being agile and being flexible in our response. It also means streamlining access for children and families seeking help and support, providing easy access for professionals with concerns about a child, and providing easy pathways to services at all levels.
We were rated as “Requiring improvement” in our 2015 Ofsted inspection, this is not where we want to be. We are looking for someone who shares our ambition to be the very best we can be to join us to make a real and positive difference for the children in our county. This role, and you will play a key part in our success.
This influential role is system-wide, which means it is a unique opportunity to work right across early help, social care and health. It will lead the strategic programmes of commissioning for children and families, driving innovation to deliver better outcomes, financial efficiencies and new models of service delivery to include closer and greater integration with partners and providers, especially in the Health sector.
You will be experienced in commissioning and service re-design with a good knowledge of the children’s social care agenda as well as public sector services in general. You will be able to successfully collaborate with multiple partners and stakeholders, be forward thinking, have innovative ideas, and be able to make bold decisions. Above all you will bring energy, drive and passion to this crucial role.
For any questions, or an informal conversation about the role, contact Poe Cheung, PA to the Director of Family Operations:
Phone: 033 022 22660
How to apply
We want to make the process of applying for this role as straightforward as possible. To this end, we ask that your application consists of:
- a copy of your most recent and up-to-date curriculum vitae
- a covering letter of no more than two pages in length, supporting your application.
Apply for the role of Head of Children and Families’ Commissioning.
Closing date: 2 January 2018
Interview date: 16 January 2018