Senior Primary Care Development Specialist

The Finegreen Group
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Senior Primary Care Development Specialist.

The post will be fully remote working, initially on an interim basis for four weeks.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of primary care team members’ work and projects including co- ordination, delivery & monitoring of a range of primary care commissioning activities.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Apply primary care expertise at place level, and support Primary Care colleagues across the places as required, in a buddying system across all 5 places as well as working as a member in a place-based team;
  • Work with GP practices and PCNs in each of the five places to enable long term resilience and sustainability, enabling groups of practices to work together at scale for a defined population by establishing and fostering close working relationships with groups of GP practices;
  • Assist GP practices and PCNs in each of the five places to achieve their shared core objectives and ICP work programmes;
  • Support General Practice in crisis situations, being the first point of contact at place level;
  • Support the development of ICPs, ensuring primary care has a strong provider voice at the table;
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with Providers in delivering system-wide transformational change of key priorities;
  • Participate in relevant internal and external working groups/projects, services, and initiatives to provide, information and analytical advice and expertise;
  • Develop and implement data collection systems that will provide accurate and timely data;
  • Present information and issues, explaining highly complex issues, to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Influence the formation of commissioning and governance structures for practices and PCNs and their defined future business model, including steps to ensure the operational efficiency of primary care delivery to enable PCN maturity;
  • Facilitate GP practices and PCNs in each of the five places to lead, coordinate and manage continuous quality improvement work and transformation initiatives both within core primary care services and across other provided services;
  • Manage a risk and issues tracking mechanism and its proactive resolution/ escalation processes.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent level qualification/ experience;
  • Post-graduate degree in Management Studies, or equivalent experience;
  • Proven experience of working in a Primary Care Environment;
  • Demonstrated experience of co-ordinating projects and relationships in challenging environments;
  • Experience of managing risks and reporting;
  • The ability to effectively draft briefing papers and correspondence;
  • Strong understanding the needs of primary care;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project principles, techniques & tools, (Prince 2, Microsoft Project);
  • Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium, and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your CV to


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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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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