Current vacancies

Strategic Performance & Improvement Officer (Housing)

  • Full time
  • £34,882 – £39,846
  • Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
  • Closing 19th May 2022

About the role:

Support the QA & PM Manager in leading and providing professional advice and effective management of development and delivery of strategic and operational performance management for the Early Intervention and Community Empowerment cluster as part of the wider Council’s Business Intelligence & Performance Management function.

Lead and maintain the performance and reporting overview for the Council in relation to respective cluster/service performance, in particular Early Intervention and Community Empowerment and work with internal and external partners to demonstrate performance improvement across the organisation and the wider Community Planning Partnership.

To produce and provide high-quality analysis and evaluation of key data and information to provide insight which supports the strategic objectives of the Council and its Early Intervention and Community Empowerment cluster and lead in the design, development and maintenance of the strategic corporate performance management framework, including benchmarking, quality assurance and operational reporting.

The role supports functions with access to and implementation of up-to-date robust Performance Management and Improvement systems, tools and techniques they need to secure continuous improvements to service delivery in line with organisational priorities and objectives and our statutory duty of continuous improvement.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


The post holder needs to demonstrate:

Skills & experience in:

Effective use of qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategic planning, policy and performance of services and utilisation of robust predictive techniques to aid planning of resources for continuous improvement

Experience in leading and maintain performance management and quality assurance systems, monitoring, analysis and reporting at a strategic level in alignment with contextual understanding of service provision and requirements

Ability to interpret and analyse data into intelligence using this as evidence to inform service improvements and planning to achieve outcome focused results

Undertaking detailed research and presenting information in a variety of formants suitable to the anticipated audience

Writing reports to present data and information clearly to a range of audiences for example elected members and the public

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

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We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

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Top job! Director of Commissioning

  • Full time
  • £124,763
  • Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

As part of our transformation programme we have made significant progress in transitioning to a commissioning led organisation:

  • Produced and updated a Population Needs Assessment
  • Refreshed the LOIP
  • Produced our first commissioning intentions, and integrated these in a single Council Delivery Plan
  • Agreed a Performance Management Framework tied to the Delivery Plan
  • Started to look in detail at our demand and build that into how we design our services.

You’ll lead, manage and direct the Commissioning Cluster, providing effective strategic and inspirational leadership. You’ll lead the ongoing development of the commissioning approach and the commissioning cycle introduced to council. In particular, the function will continue to develop the approach taken towards the strategic allocation of resources from the budget to deliver on the Council’s contribution to the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP). This includes overseeing the overall strategic framework for council and influencing the strategic framework of our city partners to ensure a whole system alignment to the outcomes contained in the LOIP.

This role is pivotal to the success of our strategic plans, responsible for the delivery of the Council’s contribution to the Local Outcome Improvement Plan, with the budget and accountability for choosing how to deploy resources in order to achieve our objectives.

The Director of Commissioning will lead all elements within the approved approach to commissioning, both for internally delivered services by the council, as well as externally delivered services, overseeing the Clusters of Commercial & Procurement Services, Governance, Strategic Place Planning and City Growth as well as the Council’s relationship with our Arms Length External Organisations (ALEOs).

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the Director of Commissioning will be an intrinsic part of the Corporate Management Team (CMT). The success of this role will be interdependent on relationships with the Directors of Resources, Operations and Customer.

Each Director in the CMT acts as the formal Deputy for the Chief Executive, and as Head of the Paid Service in their absence, to provide strategic leadership as well as direction to deliver the policies and priorities of the Council in accordance with its Guiding Principles.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline and / or with significant leadership experience, you’ll come to us with a strong track record and demonstrable leadership experience within a customer facing organisation or business area delivering a complex range of activities, ideally within a public sector environment. You’ll also have demonstrable experience of leading transformational change programmes as well as experience of decision making in a complex environment.