Contract Officer | NHS England and NHS Improvement

Job details
Posting date: 21 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum Pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 21 October 2021
Location: Mansfield, NG21 0HJ
Company: NHS England
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3420153/990-1-EI6582-MI

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Direct Commissioning Team (Midlands Region) for the role of Primary Care Contract Officer – East Midlands.

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual, with relevant experience, that is seeking to develop into a more senior role within primary care. The role be as part of the primary care contracting and commissioning team.

This opportunity is for 26.25 hours per week (0.7WTE); flexibility relating to days and hours is negotiable for the successful candidate.

Operating within the wider East Midlands Pharmacy, Optometry and Dental (PODs) team, previous knowledge of primary care contracting, and commissioning will be advantageous. The ideal candidate will need to embrace change, be flexible in approach and have a passion for innovation as we move forward with implementing the priorities outlined in the Long-Term Plan.

The role is responsible for the management and commissioning of primary care contracts across the four bases in the East Midlands and working with contractors across the 5 ICS areas of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

The successful applicant will be managing the team’s business support function, including the development and management of the team’s business plan, progress and reporting risk and issue management. In particular; negotiating, monitoring and reviewing a portfolio of primary care contracts.

The successful candidate will have line management responsibilities and will help to shape the commissioning and management of primary care contracts across the East Midlands area.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and to support the Public Health messaging the interview will take place virtually.

An outline of the duties within the role are below:
• Undertake complex and detailed information analysis of specific projects/reports. Ability to update, maintain, organise, gather and analyse information to predict/meet future organisational and team needs by identifying best professional practice.• Deliver against organisational objectives, achieving quality outcomes, prioritising own workload and working to tight deadlines.
• Support implementation of strategic modernisation/service improvement, public health, workforce or commissioning strategies and any associated action plans.
• Participate in relevant internal and external working groups/projects, services, and initiatives which may be highly complex, sensitive, political, and contain contentious information with the aim of providing information and analytical advice to the teams.
• Experience of working at a similar level in specialist area and further training or significant experience in project management, financial management or supporting change management processes.
• Comprehensive knowledge of project management and/or health information systems development; continually striving for delivering project/function outcomes, value for money and greater efficiency.
• A good understanding of the health and social care environment and roles and responsibilities within it. Experience and understanding of evaluating and measuring the performance of health services.
• Clear communicator with excellent writing, report writing and presentation skills; capable of constructing and delivering clear ideas and concepts concisely and accurately for diverse audiences.
• Skills for communication on complex matters and difficult situations, requiring persuasion and influence. Required to maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
• Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands. Strategic thinking ability to anticipate. Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
• Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public. Consistently thinks about how their work can help and support clinicians and frontline staff deliver better outcomes for patients.
• Values diversity and difference and operates with integrity and openness. Understanding of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity and good working relationships.
• Works well with others, is positive and helpful, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others. Actively develops themselves and supports others to do the same.

We welcome applications from all corners of society. We particularly encourage applications from transgender candidates, ethnic minorities, men and candidates with a diverse range of religious or spiritual beliefs. These communities are currently underrepresented in our team. We aim to provide a welcoming, flexible working environment for all our team members.

This advert closes on Tuesday 5 Oct 2021

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