Head of Education Commissioning and School Organisation, Open to flexible working

Camden, London (Greater)
£67,223 to £82,164 p.a
23 May 2019
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type

Contract: Permanent; 37 hours per week

(Alternative flexible working options available/open for discussion)

25 days annual leave (27 days after 5 years’ service)


The Role

Camden Learning is an independent schools-led company, set up with the intention primarily to bring schools together and support the Camden family of schools to ensure that every child has the best start in life and no child gets left behind.

Camden Learning has been commissioned by Camden Council to deliver school improvement services on its behalf.

The role

We are now recruiting for the Head of Education Commissioning and School Organisation.  In this role you will act as the nominated person from Camden who manages the commissioning arrangements for the contract between the Council and Camden Learning.   

As Commissioner, you will hold Camden Learning to account for delivery of the contract between Camden and the Company and will have clear protocols for monitoring the contract in line with legal requirements. 

It is essential that you are able to demonstrate your ability to lead the commissioning, coordination and assessment of service delivery ensuring compliance with external requirements.

The successful candidate will also be required ensure effective service delivery and performance of services in accordance with legislation, regulations and standards, good practice guidelines and to deliver agreed outcomes.

About You

You will have an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the education system, with experience of working with schools.

You will have experience of commissioning services and contract monitoring across a range of services. Using your strong management and leadership skills, you’ll have the ability to lead the commissioning, co-ordination and assessment of service delivery in accordance with legislation and regulations.

It is essential you can demonstrate excellent communication skills across a range of media and experience of successful change management and delivery of agreed outcomes and improved performance within specified timescales.

Additional Information

In Camden, community is everything. That’s why we’ve established a plan to help us deliver a difference to our residents and neighbourhoods. Our Camden Plan will not only strengthen our organisation, but will make a difference to what we provide the borough. We want to create a place where everyone feels involved and proud to live in. The way we work demands us to think differently and find new, innovative ways to deliver first class services, making sure everyone knows they have a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. As one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs, we have the opportunity to create a place that works for everyone. We’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate people to join us in this exciting venture.

We are ready for the next step. We are Camden.

Camden Council is committed to diversity. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community and welcome applications from candidates from a BME background in particular as they are under-represented at this level.

Camden has a strong flexible working ethos and believes in focusing on outcomes. Through taking this approach we welcome flexible working including a commitment to regular home working with technology to support this, job sharing and part time arrangements.

Camden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link.  In the 'Why you' section of the application form you will be asked to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.


Closing date for applications: Friday 7th June 201

Interviews: Tuesday 18th June 2019 

Reference: 190000C6

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