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Children's Commissioning Lead

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/281134
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 13:51 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/05/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,021 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
 
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post
This post presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Children’s Commissioning Lead to contribute to the strategic commissioning of services for children and young people that meet strategic priorities identifying innovative approaches and shaping service redesign to achieve best value.

The post-holder will strategically plan, programme manage and coordinate delivery primarily of Early Help Commissioning and contract management.  The successful candidate will identify any gaps in provision and developing strategies to address them to meet the needs of any particular groups, working in partnership with senior management, service leads within Brent’s CYP department as well as other internal and external stakeholders.

The post holder will work on other wider commissioning projects to support the wider CYP commissioning priorities

The post-holder will lead quality assurance activity to ensure that commissioned services meet the contractual requirements.

The Person

The successful candidate will have experience of successfully managing projects or programme delivery and the ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including schools and external agencies.


Exceptional communication skills and organisational skills are required. This is a high profile and challenging role for a resilient candidate who is passionate about making a positive contribution to the outcomes of children and young people in Brent.

Closing date: 30 May 2024 (23:59)

 
Additional Information

If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.
 
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
 
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk 

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  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/281134
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 13:51 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/05/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,021 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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