Head of Primary Care and Place Commissioning

The Finegreen Group
West Midlands
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Head of Primary Care and Place Commissioning.

The post will be home based, with in person meetings once a week in the West Midlands, initially on an interim basis for 6 months.

The post holder will oversee the development and contractual management of the integrated model of health and care as it applies in the relevant place.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Deputise for the Managing Director across the full range of responsibilities;
  • Manage the relationship with local general practice and the Primary Care Networks, alongside the relationship with local government;
  • Support the development of the local team, including those staff employed by, or aligned to the local Integrated Care Partnership/Provider, contributing to the management of its programme;
  • Responsible for managing specific budgets linked to the commissioning portfolio;
  • Line-manage an administrator;
  • Deputise fully for the Managing Director in promoting and supporting the objectives of the organisation, whilst managing complex and potentially emotive interactions and partnership arrangements with multiple organisations at a time of proposed major system changes;
  • Work closely with GP clinical leads and representatives on the organisation’s governing body to ensure appropriate clinical input and advice for local initiatives;
  • Review national planning guidance and lead the development of the annual place based operating plan;
  • Provide, receive, and manage highly contentious, conflicting and sensitive information in relation to the commissioning agenda including the analysis and interpretation of this information and its subsequent presentation to relevant bodies, colleagues, patients, the public and external stakeholders including national organisations;
  • Develop the commissioning vision for those services within the portfolio of responsibility;
  • Ensure effective relationships with the Council, the local voluntary sector, police service, fire service, patient groups and other local stakeholders;
  • Identify opportunities to rationalise commissioning arrangements and policies;
  • Support the establishment of an Integrated Care Partnership/Provider and hold it to account.
  • Identify opportunities for commissioning services from general practice through discretionary, non GMS routes and implement theses;
  • Utilise appropriate research and development techniques to identify opportunities for innovation through the examination of local, national, and international examples of best practice across both public and private sectors.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Significant experience at senior management level;
  • Extensive experience of the commissioning process across all services and all elements of the commissioning cycle, including planned and urgent acute care, community, mental health and learning disability services;
  • Substantial experience of delivering strategic level advice and guidance to senior managers and Directors at both Board and sub-Board levels;
  • Knowledge of financial processes, budget setting and management.


For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your CV to donna.larder@finegreen.co.uk


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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