Head of Service - Commissioning for Placements


Salary:£66,114.00 - £73,341.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Children & Families Hub, Commissioning, Shire Hall Complex, Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:02 July 2021 at midnight 


Gloucestershire County Council’s well regarded Children and Families Commissioning Hub is looking to recruit a Head of Service to lead on Children in Care commissioning.

You will be;

  • a qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England; or hold another relevant qualification to the role

  • have significant experience of statutory childrens services including Safeguarding and/or Corporate Parenting;

  • be an existing Head of Service or a Service Manager looking for a more senior role;

  • have experience of working with commissioned services and the development of new and innovative programmes.

as well as having a desire to develop those skills further.

We are passionate about;

  • getting the right service to our young people at the right time;

  • improving outcomes;

  • thinking outside of the box to get the best results.

The successful candidate will lead on the following areas;

  • Placements, including in house and commissioned provision;

  • External framework development and management;

  • Block contracts.

and will work with colleague Heads of Service across Early Help, Health, Youth and Children’s Social Care in order to provide a holistic commissioning service and improve outcomes for our children and young people.

For further information please contact Wendy Williams, Assistant Director Integrated Children and Families Commissioning Hub - wendy.williams3@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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