Contracting Lead/Head of Contracts

South East England
Band 8c
14 Jul 2021
11 Aug 2021
Finegreen Consultant
GP Federation
Job Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen within a large NHS organisation for a capable Contracting Lead.

The post will be in the Southeast for 3 months at a Band 8c, with the opportunity for remote working.

Oversee the management and governance of contracts across the organisation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • The post holder will engage with all services across the organisation, providing specialist expert advice;
  • Lead on the execution and management of contracts;
  • Act as a strategic thinker who can deliver the best outcomes for the organisation;
  • Maintain sound business relationships through negotiation with and influencing stakeholders in a complex working environment;
  • Utilise strong management skills and an eye for detail, to always deliver value for money;
  • Supervise a team and possess a strong understanding of the importance of building relationships both internally and externally;
  • Work under pressure to meet tight and often changing timescales;
  • Monitor the performance of contracts.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A postgraduate degree, or equivalent proven practical experience in a contracting environment;
  • Minimum 5 years in an NHS management role;
  • Extensive experience and specialist knowledge of contracting in the NHS or public sector;
  • Strong skills in negotiation, performance, and contract management to support operational teams;
  • Significant understanding of contractual risks;
  • Significant experience of drawing up public sector contracts;
  • Evidence of managing complex relationships, negotiating successfully in a political environment;
  • Sound knowledge of NHS finance regimes;
  • Excellent written and oral skills;
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail in both written and verbal communications;
  • The ability to prioritise multiple strands of work and meet deadlines.
(For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email

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