Job Spotlight: Head of Commissioning

About the role

Hours: 37

Salary: £56-419 - £62,473 per annum

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant place to live and work. Milton Keynes Council is responsible for commissioning a vast range of services.  It’s Commissioning team focuses on adult social care, children’s services and homelessness provision but has an ever-expanding remit.

This is a newly created role following a restructure which was focused on supporting our capacity to deliver an expanding and varied portfolio. This role provides an exceptional opportunity for the post-holder to make a significant impact in an exciting and forward-thinking location. 


Reporting to the Group Head of Commissioning the Head of Service role has an extensive and high profile portfolio, including accountability for a commissioning budget spend of £39m per annum. The post holder has responsibility for a complex and challenging strategic, developmental and delivery agenda. Strong working relationships with health partners and other parties are essential to successfully deliver in this role.

Please note, this role is only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK

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Who we're looking for

  • Exceptional at developing and delivering service improvement and transformation within a complex and diverse geography and across multiple stakeholders. 

  • The capabilities to make difficult, challenging and innovative decisions to support strategy and vision.

  • Significant experience of working in the adult social care and homeliness environment, understanding national policy and the implications of these on commissioning approaches

  • Experienced people manager

  • Possess highly effective relationship and stakeholder management, excellent interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills, planning, commissioning and contracting expertise.

Why Milton Keynes Council?

Employee Benefits

Our Employee Benefits package is now the best that it's ever been, with something to suit everyone, so there's never been a better time to work with us.

From 27 days' annual leave plus statutory and public holidays

Pension Scheme

Pension scheme with generous employer contributions

Training and Support

Career progression and training opportunities

Discounts & shopping vouchers

Including gym membership and mobile phone contract discounts

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