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Harvey Whitten - Commissioner - Headley, Hampshire, UK

Nigel Harvey Whitten

Headley, Hampshire, UK


Proven commercially minded strategic leader with experience of the transformation of services the development of diverse teams and building business with demonstrable results be that the not-for-profit or private sector.



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Work History

Outreach Services Director

Treloar Trust

March 2011 - March 2011

Treloar Trust (including a ‘Special School’ and ‘Independent Specialist College’)
March 2011 to date
Outreach Services Director

Business development role for leading charity for children and yooung people with complex physical and or learning disabilities.

Key Jo Activities

• Develop all market opportunities within the ‘pipe line’ for successful operational delivery
• Reposition existing services to deliver improved outcomes for all stakeholders through exemplar project management
• Work with senior leadership team, governors and trustees to secure support for new delivery approach post ‘vision treloar’
• Work to secure buy-in for a new models of working within the trust
• Deliver quality assured services that are both sustainable and operate within Treloar charitable aims

Strategic Commissioning Manager

Hampshire County Council

December 2008 - March 2011

Working in a senior strategic role in the Care Commissioning Team for Adult Services within Hampshire County Council I had a role for strategic development, the transformation of residential day and community services and the commissioning of a range of: social care, education employment and health services.

Key Job Activities
• Lead role for transformation of adult service learning disability provision
• Following strategic review of supported employment services design and tender for new service
• Lead consultation with clinical/social care leads to engage: public, patients and service users in the design of new services
• Build smart contract monitoring systems
• Develop universal services (throughout Hampshire County Council) for all groups
• Develop operational teams to respond to personalisation agenda
• Decommission services no longer fit for purpose
• Develop community hub/keystone model of service delivery with stakeholders
• Develop new services through innovative stakeholder engagement approaches

Contracts Director

Learning Links

March 2008 - November 2008

Setting up operational teams within the learning and development field.

Key job activities
• Lead on all contract set-up, negotiation and implementation for > 20 services
• Completed a strategic review of all back-office functions
• Secure business development opportunities within a regional and then national model
• Facilitate the establishment of project team set up for spike in operational delivery in response to winning 4 major contracts

Community Improvement Partnership Manager

Portsmouth City Council

September 2005 - February 2008

Establish locality based model to deliver better outcomes.

Key job activities
• Strategic development of 15 Children’s Centre’s and extended service provision throughout 76 Portsmouth Schools
• Secured senior partner engagement in new multi disciplinary approach in response to ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda.

Asssistant General Manager (Partnership Manager for Link2Learn Service)

Hampshire Training and Enterprise Council then VT Southern Careers

September 1999 - September 2005

Key job activities
• Developed entirely new service model and partnership across all sectors across Hampshire and the Isle fo Wight and then for an additional partnership in Bournemouth Dorset and Poole
• Facilitated the achievement of 50 organisations to achieve the industry kite mark
• Established direct and commissioned service teams for south east england
• Developed a new smart IT infrastructure for contract monitoring
• Developed QA processes /mystery shopper system to evaluate service quality
• Achieved most successful service status with national government for whole of country.

Area Manager


December 1998 - November 1999

Qualifications & Certifications


Southampton Solent University

NVQ 5 in Operational Managemnt

The Nottingham Trent University (via Highbury College)


University of East London

Post Graduate Diploma

University of the West of England

Higher National Diploma

London Metropolitan University

Wells Cathedral School

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