Event details

This Third Sector Commissioning conference examines how to improve partnership working with the third sector to enable the most effective delivery of public services, with both financial and social benefits.

Attend to learn how to create robust partnerships with the VCSE, to not just deliver, but also design and evaluate services to achieve better outcomes. You will also gain insight on developing new approaches to commissioning that support more informed decision making including the use of outcomes based commissioning, co-commissioning, consortia working, grant-making and social impact bonds.

Expert speakers include:

James Magowan: Senior Policy Adviser, Office for Civil Society, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Nigel Ball: Deputy Director & Head of Commissioning Support, Government Outcomes Lab
Sally Bagwell: Deputy Head of the Charities Team, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Katy Evans: Chief Executive, Children England
Alex Fox: CEO, Shared Lives Plus and Chair of VSCE Review
Jane Ide: Chief Executive, NAVCA
Dr Rob Macmillan: Principal Research Fellow, CRESR - the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
Peter Schofield: Greater Manchester Procurement Hub Programme Manager, Trafford Council
Cllr Danny Thorpe: Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Labour & Co-Op Member for Shooters Hill

Key topics include:

The new Civil Society Strategy
Embedding and measuring social value
Developing the use of outcomes based commissioning, co-commissioning, consortia working, grant-making and social impact bonds
Supporting the voluntary sector to respond to the changing operating market

A discount of 20% is available off the regular rates, however if you book two places or more on any event, that discount increases to 30%. In the “promotional code” section of the booking form, use the code CMSSZO-a529781 to receive 20% and the code CMSSEO-a529781 to receive 30%.


Westminster Insight organise a wide range of specialised conferences throughout the year. These events are held UK wide and are attended by thousands of professionals from all sectors.  If your organisation wishes to enhance its profile then sponsorship can be a cost effective marketing opportunity.

Westminster, London
Tickets: 476