Mental Health Contract Support Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Contract Management
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Fosse House, Leicester
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
04/03/2018 23:59

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join NHS England, East Midlands, as a Mental Health Contract Support Manager.

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting delivery of the direct commissioning functions of mental health and learning disability services.  The role will involve implementation of systems to ensure effective contract delivery and to work as a member of the Specialised Commissioning Mental Health Team.

We are looking for someone who has significant experience of contract management and possess well developed stakeholder management skills and have demonstrable experience of service improvement initiatives. The portfolio requires an ability to meet regular and challenging deadlines. You will be a dynamic individual; able to positively influence at all levels of the respective sector in the absence of direct line management control.

This role involves the management, negotiation and agreement of contracts within an agreed framework. The post-holder will coordinate all issues relating to the delivery, monitoring and review of the contracts and facilitate agreement and implementation of all changes to commissioning arrangements in accordance with applicable local and national policy and direction.

The post holder will have full lead responsibility for day to day contract management with providers ensuring robust contract monitoring processes are implemented to support delivery of NHS England's objectives and local and national priorities. He/she will also play a key role in advising others within the team s to the contractual implications of service development proposals.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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