Assistant Contract Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Primary Medical Services
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term or Secondment until March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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South Plaza
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
27/06/2018 23:59
Interview date

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and 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 their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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

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Do you have commissioning or contracting experience? Have you an interest in Primary Care? If you do, we are looking for someone to join (fixed-term) our friendly, experienced Primary Medical Care Team at NHS England South West, to help us continue to commission high quality general medical services for our area.

NHS England is responsible for the Direct Commissioning of Primary Care and Public Health Services to the value of just under £800 million and 1300 contracts in the South West. This represents 15% spend of the overall health budget in the South West of £5 billion. We work across a footprint of 3.2 million patients and 5 Clinical Commissioning Group Areas, covering populations from the Isles of Scilly to Bristol.

This is an exciting and challenging time for the NHS, and the focus on commissioning resilient Primary Care services has never been in sharper focus.  We are working alongside colleagues in Clinical Commissioning Groups to realise a vision of Joint or Delegated Commissioning of Primary Medical Services, and are heavily involved in national transformation work to support GP practices to achieve their potential, through a number of national and local programmes.

These exciting roles have operational responsibility to support the delivery of the day to day medical primary care commissioning and contracting function within NHSE England South (South West), and would be a great exposure to a dynamic contract and commissioning environment. You will be exposed to existing stakeholders across NHS England as well as within the local system.

Based at South Plaza in Bristol, the roles can be either a secondment or fixed term basis to the end of March 2019 and will be part of the South West team covering Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, but also with links and work across the wider South West region. Travel will be required as part of the role. If you are keen to learn, the team will support your development.

Interview date is 16th July 2018.


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For further information please contact Jenny Collins