Contracting Lead/Head of Contracts

Location
South East England
Salary
Band 8c
Posted
14 Jul 2021
Closes
11 Aug 2021
Ref
DL21291
Contact
Finegreen Consultant
Category
Commissioning
Sector
GP Federation
Job Type
Contract
Description:

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 donna.larder@finegreen.co.uk

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