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Contracting Lead/Head of Contracts

South East England
Band 8c
Closing date
11 Aug 2021

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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


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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