Head of Children's Integrated Commissioning

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Children & Families
Resources, Improvement & Partnerships
Leadership Team
All Kirklees Location
£53,984 - £63,449

We’re Kirklees…are you?

In Kirklees we are focused on outcomes more than process and believe that to achieve the best outcomes for local citizens we need to be thinking “People, Place, Partners” and “working with rather than doing to.” We have a significant programme of investment in the physical infrastructure of our towns and villages that builds on our rich history. We are committed to an inclusive Kirklees and to ensuring that everyone benefits from improved outcomes.

Children and our services to young people are the heart of our vision and we are investing accordingly. Within our Children and Families Directorate, the council and its partners are responding to our challenges and are determined to deliver long-term change with pace, determination and focus. Improving outcomes for children and young people is our number one priority, and we have a rigorous and robust implementation plan to achieve this.

You will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Children’s Integrated Commissioning team comprising staff from both Kirklees Council and Kirklees CCG’s. A strong track record of forming excellent relationships with partners, service users and providers will be your success to this role, along with the ability to work strategically across Health and Social Care. You will need to be able to work collaboratively with staff, partners, stakeholders and Elected Members to deliver excellent results, embedding a partnership ethos and championing a high support and high challenge approach across our services and partnerships, developing a shared culture of reflection, learning and improvement.

You will lead and manage; the maintenance and development of a diverse and sustainable market of provision - ensuring that quality personalised support and care is available to meet statutory duties. This will include the quality and performance of commissioning in Children’s Service’s including further developing integrated arrangements where required, leading the Children’s Continuing Care Function and, along with the Head of Children’s Sufficiency, delivering our vision for the 5-year capital delivery programme. You will also lead on behalf of the CCG in relation to ensuring high quality services and outcomes for our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, alongside providing the Child and Adolescent Mental Health lead commissioning function.

You will need specialist and up to date knowledge of children’s health social care and education services and knowledge of external issues (legislative, regulatory, best practice standards, requirements etc.) alongside substantial and experience and expertise in successful commissioning and strategic planning.

This is a great time to join Kirklees and you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to lives of children in our diverse and varied communities.

For an informal conversation please contact Tom Brailsford on 01484 221000.

Please note that the successful applicant for this role may be employed by Kirklees Council or the CCG, but will work to the advertised Job Description. 

29 November 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.