Primary Care Commissioning Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Primary Care Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term/Secondment until 31st August 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Wharf House, Medway Wharf Road, Tonbridge, TN9 1RE
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
26/07/2018 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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NHS England South (South East) commissions a range of primary and secondary dental services for Kent, Surrey and Sussex residents and serves a population of 4.5 million people.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that supports the Managers in the commissioning and performance management of Dental Contracts across Kent, Surrey and Sussex You will act as the point of contact in NHS England South (South East) for dental contractors in the locality, carry out the management and monitoring of contracts and in addition you will advise on dental contracting issues and signpost where appropriate.

It would be an advantage to have some specialist dental knowledge in order to advise colleagues and external contractors. However, it is likewise important to have strong management skills required to support the team in upcoming procurement exercises.

You must have a degree or equivalent vocational/professional qualification, or equivalent level of experience working at a similar level with knowledge and experience of primary care and primary care development, and of working with independent contractors within Primary Care.

You must have the capability to function well as part of a team and be able to work independently. You must have excellent interpersonal skills that will facilitate a flexible approach to problem solving and the ability to work towards equal opportunities. In addition to this you must have an excellent working knowledge of IT systems.

We are recruiting to one position. This post is a fixed term/secondment position and will be based at Wharf House, Tonbridge.  However, the candidate will be expected to travel between sites to our Horley Office in Surrey and Lewes Office in Sussex.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have an overwhelming response.

Interviews will be held on 10th August 2018 at our Tonbridge Office: Wharf House, Medway Wharf Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1RE.

If you are shortlisted to attend an interview, you will be sent an email via this website. The email will be sent to the address that you have registered with this site. Therefore, please ensure you regularly check your email account to find out about any interview details.

If you are not shortlisted to attend an interview, you will not be contacted.

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Laura Caden - Primary Care Commissioning Assistant