Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement

  • Location
    South Croydon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £400.00/Daily
  • Category
    Public Sector - Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference
    5750LBC

Adecco are currently recruiting for a Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement - Children, Families & Education and Health for a South-London local authority.




  • Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement - Children, Families & Education and Health

  • South-London local authority

  • Full time - 5 days per week

  • Temp role - 3 months

  • £400 per day Umbrella

  • Predominantly working from home in line with current Council policy however there may be a need for an office visit from time to time


The Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement will lead the commissioning, transformation, and procurement of children's services (rated good by Ofsted), ensuring they support the Council and SWLondon CCG Croydon in achieving their strategic aims and objectives for children and young people. This will include social care, education and SEND, health and wellbeing, and Public Health. The post holder will also oversee the South London Commissioning Programme, an alliance of member boroughs working on Children Looked After and SEND workstreams.


This role will provide the highest standards of probity and professional excellence, to ensure the Council and CCG complies with the appropriate procurement regulations, whilst also driving innovation ensuring Croydon is at the forefront of commissioning practice and transformation nationally. This will include supporting the improvement to children's services and the scoping of an integrated children's health and social care model for the borough.


Reports to: Director of Commissioning & Procurement in the Council & dotted Line to Joint Director of Transformation and Commissioning in SWL CCG


Responsibility for:



  • Service planning, development & improvement

  • Supporting social care & health integration and devolution

  • Commissioning, procurement and contract management

  • Providing strategic leadership for the South London Commissioning Programme, which is hosted by Croydon

  • Development of commercial approaches to service delivery

  • Matrix line management of deployed resources


Job Purpose:


The Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement will ensure the effective delivery of Commissioning, Transformation, Procurement and Contract Management of children's services and Children's Health Transformation Programme in SWLondon CCG Croydon.


They will provide a high quality and strategic Business Partnering Support (C&P) to the Children, Families & Education Department Leadership Team and across Senior Management in the CCG.


The role will also play a key role in supporting the health and social care integration and joint funding protocols and processes, including delivering the outcomes set by the partners in Croydon. This is building on the award winning One Croydon, which is an alliance of health and social care providers working to integrate services for adults in Croydon.


The role will support reducing health inequalities through effective commissioning and improvement of service delivery. Transformation and Change Management will be key elements of the role, overseeing strategic developments across both health and care, to achieve best outcomes and impact in the system.


You will play a key role in the Departmental Leadership Teams as well as the divisional leadership teams in leading and delivering divisional objectives. Each member of the DLT will be responsible for the technical delivery of their roles and the corporate competencies, while living and promoting the corporate values through their day-to-day work.


Key Stakeholder Relationships:


Internal: (across both LB Croydon and SWLondon CCG Croydon) Divisional Leadership Team, Executive Directors, Directors and Heads of Service across departments, Corporate Leadership Team, Cabinet, Members, Commissioners


External: Government departments and agencies, Consultative groups, Local Gov representative groups, Partner organisations and suppliers, Members of the public and community groups, Professional bodies, Trade Unions, National and local press


Statutory Responsibilities:


This role has no assigned statutory responsibilities.


Political Restrictions:


This post is politically restricted and under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and the post holder may not have any active political role either in or outside the work.












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