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Assistant Director - Life Course Commissioning
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/22/218102
  • Published: Fri 04/11/2022, 9:43 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Hay 3 £90,836 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Magdalen House/Agile, Merseyside

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Assistant Director - Life Course Commissioning

Assistant Director – Life Course Commissioning

Sefton Council and the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board have established a joint role of Place Director who is also the Executive Director responsible for Life Course Commissioning. As a result, the strategic commissioning team in Sefton is developing its role and function to be able to shape the way in which services are planned and commissioned. This new role is required as part of the new strategic management structure and will ensure robust leadership is in place across adult and children’s commissioning.

A new opportunity:

This position is critical to our improvement journey. Commissioning, market management and delivery are key statutory duties for the Local Authority and given the significant nation reform requirements, this post is required to ensure oversight and transformation is delivered.

You will have strategic leadership responsibility for the whole system direction and implementation of a range of Commissioning Strategies for children, young people, and adults. Developing best practice for market engagement and contract performance you will anticipate change, influence commissioning to mitigate risk at place and on a regional and national level, have a proven record of success in leading and championing organisational and cultural change, creating organisational development programmes and be effective working with staff, trade unions, elected members and other stakeholders.

Candidates with a strong background in commissioning that are able to develop strong partnerships and work across organisational boundaries to improve the outcomes required, shift resources to promote resilience and independence, support the most vulnerable children, families, adults, and communities at place, we want to hear from you.

Sefton is a confident and connected borough

Sefton is the northern borough of Liverpool City Region with more than 273,000 residents. We have the best of both worlds in Sefton, the vibrant city of Liverpool to the south and 22 miles of fantastic coastline and respected green spaces in the north. The borough is internationally recognised for its outstanding natural beauty and commitment to sustainability and has a flourishing visitor economy.

With the famous Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation, attractive beaches, dunes and the resort town of Southport, the diversity of the borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting.

Here in Sefton our communities look out for each other. We focus on our similarities and diversities but never on our differences, working together to live a fruitful life.

If you feel you are the right person for this key position, please apply. Should you have any questions prior to applying please contact Deborah Butcher on 0151 934 3105 or email