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Interim Commissioning Lead - London

Interim Commissioning Lead - London

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £275 - £325 per day

  • Contact:

    Adam Dennison

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  • Job ref:

    J11801 - 2308_1535013047

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Commissioning & Transformation Lead
  • £275-325p/d, London

A Commissioning professional is required for an exciting role in London providing strategic commissioning support and transformation delivery across Children's and Adult's services for a local authority. A fantastic opportunity to develop your experience in a strategic lead position with a remit to deliver key transformation


  • The Commissioning and Transformation Lead provides strategic commissioning support throughout the whole commissioning cycle through Children's and Adult's services
  • This role manages the delivery of commissioning, transformation and service improvement activity across the directorate. It provides strong leadership and effective management to a portfolio of cross-functional commissioning and transformation projects to achieve improved outcomes for service users.
  • The role takes responsibility for engaging with services and markets to ensure effective support for commissioning strategy and the delivery of specific projects. It ensures that commissioning strategy is outcome-led and soundly based on knowledge of performance. It works with commissioners to develop service requirements and to focus the commissioning cycle consistently on evidence of need and drive outcomes and efficiency
  • The role delivers solutions that reflect local needs and drivers. It takes responsibility for financial management within teams and projects, including savings delivery, and ensures
  • value for money and the efficient use of resources
  • To feed into and deliver the commissioning strategies as well as coordinating service design or transformation activity and projects to deliver high quality services
  • To embed strong project management principles and practice, ensuring that key milestones are met, risks identified and the project delivers the service outcomes and savings identified
  • To interface and coordinate activity across key stakeholders including; commissioners, service providers, procurement, legal and finance teams to maximise consensus and manage change effectively
  • Directly line manage their Service Development Officers and support them on their development trajectory
  • To ensure all commissioning has the required standard of quality assurance and governance and risk management

Required Skills:

  • Experience in commissioning and service development
  • Relevant commissioning related qualification: PRINCE2, CIPS, MSP, MBA
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent/Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of successfully leading commissioning, transformation and/or service improvement programmes within large complex organisations (preferably children's or adult's services - role dependent) to deliver tangible outcomes
  • A track record of successfully leading and managing complex cross-functional projects and programmes to time and on budget
  • Experience of working in a strategic role in a large and complex organisation