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Commissioning and Contracting Pharmacist

Closing date
20 May 2022

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Acute Trust, GP Federation
Job Type
Medical & Clinical, Manager
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Job Details

Finegreen are collaborating with an organisation based in London who are looking to appoint a Pharmacist who has experiencing in Commissioning and Contracting. The interim postholder will be required for 3 months initially at a competitive hourly rate with expectations of an extension.

The post holder will define current processes, facilitate discussions and advise colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document those processes as they are agreed and oversee their delivery.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Communicate and provide highly complex information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Present highly complex information about projects, initiatives and services to a wide range of stakeholders in a formal setting;
  • Commit to working and engaging constructively with internal and external stakeholders on a range of contentious issues;
  • Support collaborative working across NHS trusts across a large locality and between trusts, NHS England and DH;
  • Assist with public relations and marketing activities;
  • Assist with Freedom of Information requests; keep under review the framework and in accordance with the legislation;
  • Support delivery of effective working relationships with finance, contracting teams and key system stakeholders to ensure delivery of robust and accurate management of National tariff excluded drugs within contracts and budget;
  • Support the delivery of the National Tariff excluded Drugs work plan and the NHS Long term plan;
  • Responsible for matching the available budget for each work stream to the appropriate staff resources and projects and for ensuring that the budget breaks even.  Co-ordinate the budget, monitoring expenditure against target areas;
  • Collate as required, qualitative and quantitative information and lead appropriate analysis to develop robust business cases and contribute to project ‘products’.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Educated to master’s level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area;
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master’s level equivalent;
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy in  the NHS in relation to pharmaceuticals, appreciating the implications of this on engagement;
  • Evidence of planning and delivering programmes and projects and services on time.
If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.


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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