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Contract Manager

Job Reference: 468-ENH039

East and North Herts CCG
Charter House, Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City
£31,696- £41,787 pa inc

East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is a leading NHS organisation. Working closely with partner organisations, the CCG’s staff design, plan and commission health services for more than half a million people and monitor the quality and effectiveness of those services.

Our forward thinking, financially robust and clinically-led organisation is based in the centre of Welwyn Garden City, a 1920s ‘garden city’ in the heart of Hertfordshire.Welwyn Garden City is 25 minutes from central London by train and easily accessed from the A1 and other major road networks.

As Contract Manager you will play a critical role in ensuring the delivery of the following areas:

    • Implementation of the CCG’s commissioning intentions and strategy through the development of related contracts;

    • Delivery of contracts in line with agreed plans and budgets; supporting all areas of the annual commissioning cycle from the planning and negotiation of contracts to the performance management of providers against targets;

    • Proactive identification and understanding of any reasons for in year variances to contract schedules; timely communication with relevant colleagues, taking forward actions with providers to resolve issues;

    • Development of strong links with host commissioners of collaborative contracts to ensure ENHCCG are fully integrated with all contractual arrangements and related processes;

    • Provision of contractual support and advise to Commissioning Programmes, Service Re design, Procurement and Operational Team, particularly in the development of QIPP and business cases.

    • Provision of support to the locality/ies to facilitate an understanding of contracts and performance at a GP and practice level, providing advice on targeted actions to help manage contracted activity levels and budgets;

    • Presentations on contract performance to various meetings e.g. Project Management Office, Contract, Performance and Quality Group, Localities.

We are seeking candidates with knowledge and experience of contract management with strong negotiation skills. Excellent analytical and communication skills will be a key requirement of this role together with the ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines. Applicants should also be computer literate with strong word and excel skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paula Simms, Senior Contract Manager

07920 568 165

Interview are scheduled for 12th (AM) April 2018 and 13th (All Day) April 2018

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