It has never been a better time to join children’s services in Reading; we have recently transitioned into a new, independent, not-for-profit-company. We are now Brighter Futures for Children with our own Board of Directors focused on delivering the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading.
We are driving through a progressive and ambitious improvement and transformation plan and are now seeking an experienced and commercially focused Head of Commissioning, Contracts & Procurement.
This is a new strategic role to develop and implement transformation in the way we commission and procure services for children and families. It requires excellent partnership working with relevant stakeholders to deliver a diverse and modern range of local, high quality services for children and families.
To be successful in this role you will need a high level of commercial acumen in managing the conflicting demands of a resource intensive service and solution based leadership in a climate of financial stringency. You will be expected to deliver annual savings of c£2m against an overall budget of c£22m.
Experience and confidence will deliver integrated commissioning and procurement activity that delivers best value across early intervention, children’s social care and transitions to adult services.
Full details of the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification.
To apply please send you CV and covering letter to our Resourcing Specialist: Michelle.Warwick@brighterfuturesforchildren.org
Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.
Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.
Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Closing date: 31 March 2019