Associate Director of Integrated Commissioning & System Development

Vox Network Consultants
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Associate Director of Integrated Commissioning & System Development

  • Manages up to 15 indirectly managed staff including consultancy/contracting staff.
  • To be responsible/accountable to Integrated Director of Commissioning.


Providing strategic leadership for the development and implementation of our commissioning approach for adults and or children in and across the Council and the NHS, enabling strong partnerships and high-quality services that support residents to lead healthy, fulfilling and independent lives. This includes leading through partnership:

  • co-production, continued design and implementation of our integrated strategic commissioning framework.
  • appropriate governance structures which support an integrated, outcome focused approach to health and care.
  • working collaboratively with the market and residents, overseeing staff from across the system to deliver transformational change through commissioning for outcomes.
  • delivery of approaches to commission personalisation and whole person pathways.

Main Duties

To be the Associate Director of services for Adults and or Children, with the direct responsibility for the strategic leadership and management you will be aligned to some of the following example commissioning portfolios:

  • Aging Well, Home First, Early Help (Adults)
  • Disabilities and Mental Health (Adults)
  • Early Help and Social Care (Children) only – To also oversee and be accountable for the direct operational management of the Personalised Commissioning Team, ensuring statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and Ofsted regulatory requirements are met with regard to Children in our Care, acting in children’s best interests and to mitigate risk to the authority


  • Educated to masters level "or" equivalent knowledge / experience with additional in-depth professional knowledge in own discipline over a significant period or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Extensive knowledge of the health and care system and the relationships with both local and national government priorities.
  • Extensive knowledge of health/care policy and practice along with experience of its implementation gained in a health or care setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of service design, behavioural science and transformation tools and strategies that drive improved outcomes for people.
  • Thorough knowledge of legislation relevant to the role, which may include the Children Act 1989, the Health and Care Act 2022, the Care Act 2014, the Children’s and Families Act 2017, and the Mental Health Act 1983, Deprivation of Liberties, statutory regulations and government guidance, and standards relevant to planning, commissioning, procuring, safeguarding and quality assurance. This includes familiarity with regulations governing services for adults and/or children and young people.
  • Excellent understanding of national priorities for services for adults or children, young people and families.


  • Substantial experience of leading on the management of political sensitivities and supporting cultural change.
  • Substantial experience of Adults’ and or Children’s health and social care strategic commissioning.
  • Experience of overseeing the reviewing of current service and demand, flow and pathways and undertaking gap analysis.
  • Experience of leading highly complex transformational change programmes and associated projects, which includes business case development.
  • Substantial experience of spearheading/leading innovation and a continuous improvement approach with existing partners or services.

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