Service Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Specialised Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 8b
12 Month Secondment or Fixed Term Contract
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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St Chad's Court, Birmingham
£47,092 – £58,217 per annum, pro rata
29/04/2018 23:59
Interview date

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

The West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Team is seeking to appoint a part-time Service Specialist (service commissioner) to join a friendly and dynamic team on a 12 month secondment/ fixed term contract. This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience and understanding of specialised service commissioning within the NHS, at patient level, system level and nationally.

The successful post holder will work as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team ensuring that services are of the highest quality, meet agreed service specifications, and national and regional policy directives. The post holder will lead a number of service transformation projects across a range of commissioned services in line with national and locally agreed priorities, as well as being responsible for ensuring that national service specifications, models of care and quality standards are delivered within designated service areas.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent organisation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate both awareness and a good understanding of current health and care policy. Strong analytical and project management skills are also essential for this role.

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For further information about the role please contact Sue Eaton: Tel: 0756 843 1569.