Newham is a young, diverse, vibrant and ambitious borough with a huge amount to offer to people who are innovative and creative in their thinking.
It is a place that is being transformed and puts people at the heart of everything it does. Our residents deserve those who are prepared to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal. Our ambition is to make Newham the best place in the world for children and young people to grow and thrive.
We now have an opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join us to help drive these changes for children and young people the borough. Working closely with the Corporate Director of Children and Young People, you will lead the council’s Children’s Commissioning service to ensure that our young people receive the support they deserve.
Whilst we are clear about our level of ambition, we recognise that there is work to do to ensure that the services we commission meet both our and our residents’ expectations. Join us and play a crucial role in our future success!
Assistant Director of Children and Young People’s Commissioning
£66,117 - £84,360 p.a.
To strengthen our Directorate Management Team and help us to achieve our ambitions we would be delighted to hear from enthusiastic and experienced individuals who would like the opportunity to join our team in the role of Assistant Director of Commissioning.
You will have management and oversight of all aspects of the budget responsibility for all functions in the Children’s Commissioning Service, including Children’ Social Care, Early Help and Health.
You will contribute to the Brighter Futures agenda of intervening early in the lives of our children and young people across the borough and will support our Children’s Social Care improvement journey.
As Assistant Director, you will be an experienced leader, with a track record of challenging norms and delivering impressive outcomes. We are looking for a respected, diligent, dynamic and experienced senior professional.
You will be someone who thrives when working in partnership to develop new ways of improving services. On any given day you might be developing whole system approaches which put people at the heart of everything we do with elected members, local services, the CCG and local people.
In each conversation you will demonstrate not only your leadership for achieving improved outcomes, but the imagination, creativity and persuasiveness to bring about the changes necessary to deliver those outcomes.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account.
These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards). Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.