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Top job! Director of Commissioning

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

  • Advertised from 16th April 2021
  • 37 hours per week. Permanent.


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.

Application notes

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Closing date 03/05/2021