Head of Commissioning and Evaluation

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Head of Commissioning and Evaluation
Grade Management Band 1
Salary – From £49,182 – £56,025

These are exciting and inspiring times at West Midlands Police. As we continue our programme of organisational and technological transformation, we have a fantastic opportunity for a trailblazer at the forefront of Learning and Organisational Development to join in the role of Head of Training Commissioning and evaluation.

Your key role will be to develop, design and manage the forces learning and training commissioning process. You will gate keep the demand and supply flow for all training across the force, by owning the commissioning and evaluation process based on a cohesive and comprehensive learning and development strategy




Design and manage force commissioning process to ensure all requests for internal/external operational training and leadership development is channelled in the appropriate manner.


Oversee force learning needs analysis and manage demand to enable planning and strategic forecasting.

Engage and influence senior leaders and internal stakeholders to drive engagement and compliance with the commissioning processes, procurement rules and ensure best value design.

Lead their team to undertake demand profiling to support annual planning of mandatory courses to achieve operational compliance.

Undertake environmental scanning to ensure legislation changes etc are considered in planning cycles and demand considerations.

Work with learning and development teams to translate commissioning requests into innovative and inclusive blended learning content.


Quality assurance/evaluation

To design and own the force L&D training assurance and evaluation process and policy, ensuring all existing and new products meet the specific business needs.

Product development


Lead the product development and IT training team to develop product solutions to meet the needs of the force.

Develop a multi-disciplined, flexible team that can work in collaborative and digital way to meet the future needs of learning and development in the force


The Person


You will have a proven track record and experience of commissioning and evaluation within a complex multi-function organisations


A high level of proficiency and expertise relating to best practice and training quality standards, business planning, quality assurance and performance review for both internally and externally provided training


Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment with varied working arrangements and multiple stakeholders and engaging with internal and external stakeholders at senior levels within the business

Extensive understanding of and experience of the training cycle to commission, quality assure and evaluate appropriate development interventions

As an inspirational leader you should be skilled in positively influencing a broad range of stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation through negotiation and persuasion.


You will also have experience of managing teams and have a clear understanding of organisational culture. Proven credibility of dealing with performance issues, whilst managing a number of different work streams at any one time

You will have the ability to interpret data and produce management information reports for senior leaders

Ability to achieve proven and measurably successful outcomes through a combination of professional, technical and management skills and competencies

An understanding of local and public authority governance structure is desired but not essential


For more information please contact Vicky Britton Resourcing Manager on 07391 733916


We’re able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and Wellbeing website
  • opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • the option to join a generous pension scheme

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader – the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme – all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities.

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