Commissioning and Data Manager

Job Roles:
Manager, Account Manager
Organisation Type:
Other Workplaces
Government/Local Authority
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£39,396 - £46,347 pa plus Performance Related Pay
14th Mar 2019
Start Date:
Wandsworth London Borough Council
Job Ref:

Commissioning and Data Manager

The Role
An opportunity has arisen to join to the Council’s Lifelong Learning management team.

This is a key strategic role and will focus on commissioning, data management and supporting business development.

Working closely with the Head and Deputy of Lifelong Learning the post-holder will lead on the following areas of work:

To lead on Management Information, Data and Compliance - ensuring the accuracy of evidence for claimable events across different funding streams.

Develop strategic partnerships at a local, regional and national level that maximise opportunities and income. Work will concentrate on education and sector areas identified by the Council, the Greater London Authority and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

To work with the Head and Deputy Head of Lifelong Learning to maximise participation and income by pro-actively leading and/or supporting partnerships that attract development monies at a local, regional or European level.

To lead a comprehensive management information and research function that supports the governance structure for Lifelong Learning and underpins strategic and curriculum planning decisions.

Commissioning and developing management information systems to ensure contract compliance and effective service delivery across all programme areas.

Establishing and developing procurement and commissioning procedures in line with the training and education priorities of the service and the Council’s procurement and commissioning procedures.
Working with the Head of Lifelong Learning to devise and develop funding applications to a range of funding bodies.

Supporting the Head of Lifelong learning in all areas of fundraising and business development; ensuring that Lifelong Learning is a successful self-financing unit within the Council’s Children’s Services.

The post is part of the Lifelong Learning team in Children’s Services. The main functions of the Lifelong service are to deliver an extensive programme of part-time Community Learning courses and Apprenticeships to young people and adults. Additional functions are to deliver accredited courses through an Adult Education budget; work experience and preparation for employment and to maximise income for young people and adults learning in Wandsworth e.g. European monies.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), part time working, annualised hours, term time only, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

For an informal discussion please contact Santino Fragola, Head of Lifelong Learning, on 020 8871 8491 or email

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 31st March 2018

Shortlisting Date: Monday 1st April 2018

Interview Date: Monday 8th April 2018

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Wandsworth London Borough Council
Tel: 020 8871 8491
Contact: Santino Fragola

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