Director of Commissioning for Treatment Services

Central London
Circa £80,000
01 Dec 2017
12 Jan 2018
Job Type

GambleAware is an independent charity registered by the Charity Commission, and tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. We are a commissioning and grant-making body, not a provider of services. Guided by the National Responsible Gambling Strategy, the charity’s strategic aim is to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm as a public health issue and to help those that do develop problems get the support and help that they need quickly and effectively.

Since our launch in April 2012, we have established the organisation as a respected and independent charity working in partnership with the Gambling Commission and its independent advisers, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), as well as the Government via the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In Britain, almost all treatment explicitly for problem gambling is funded by GambleAware. In 2016/17 GambleAware-funded services received 8,800 referrals; we are committed to tripling this figure by 2020.

We are now looking for a Director of Commissioning for Treatment Services to realise our ambition to create a commissioned, efficient system to ensure the maximum number of problem gamblers receive the correct level of intensity of treatment for their problem to promote best outcomes and system efficiency. We are also committed to co-production of treatment services and service user involvement will be a key element of the future commissioned system with service users involved in the design and delivery of services. 

We are looking for an experienced, tenacious and collaborative senior leader with a proven track-record of delivering successful needs assessment, service planning and outcomes reporting which will enable us to adopt best practice aspects of commissioning effective treatment services. You will work with us to develop and evaluate services within the context of a public health approach, including engagement with the NHS and with primary and social care services.

This role is challenging. However, the satisfaction of leading the establishment of an efficient, effective commissioned system of treatment services to support those who suffer or who are affected by gambling-related harm will be highly rewarding. 

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For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact our advising consultants Rebecca O’Connor or Juliet Taylor on (0207 426 3373). 

Closing date is Friday 12th January 2018.