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Head of Contracts

Job Reference: 292-1557131-CS

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
£59090 - £71243 per annum

The Role

We are seeking a senior NHS finance professional to head our Contracting team. The position reports to the Deputy CFO (Strategy and Planning) and leads a team of three.


The role is responsible for


    • Leading on contract management with CCGs / NHSE Contracts and provider to provider Service Level Agreements.


    • Leading on the negotiation of multi-year and annual contracts as well as any in-year contract variations.


    • Being the Trust-wide expert on the NHS Standard Contract and National tariff


    • Ensuring that the Trust accurately reports clinical income including the production of regular detailed contract income forecasts


Building good relationships with operational managers and clinical leaders will be crucial.




A senior finance professional is sought, with at least 5 years NHS finance experience. Knowledge of the national contract and tariff is essential. This role could suit an experienced NHS accountant, who is looking to develop their contracting and team management experience. The drive to step away from the desk to build relationships and solve problems is a characteristic that we are looking for.





For further details / informal visits contact:

Nick Ryan: tel 01279 44 44 55

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst "building for excellence" and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values which are Respectful, Caring, Responsible and Committed.


Princess Alexandra Hospital is conveniently located in Harlow, Essex just 25 minute drive to London Stansted Airport and 25 minutes train ride to London Liverpool Street. Harlow also has excellent road connections across England, with the M11, M25, A10, M1 and A1 all on its doorstep.

What we can offer

Full induction process * Structured pay scheme with annual increments * Additional living supplement to your basic salary * Minimum 27days annual leave plus bank holidays ( pro rata for part time staff ) *
NHS Pension scheme * Flexible working patterns * Onsite creche facilities * Child care vouchers * Annual appraisals with career pathways * In-house training courses * Discounted hospital restaurant * Onsite accommodation subject to availability.

All new staff joining Princess Alexandra Hospital will be subject to a probation period of 6 months.

Priority for this appointment will be awarded to any officially identified NHS staff "at risk"

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, and Vulnerable Adults. Offers of employment are subject to pre-employment NHS screening checks.

Providing false or misleading information or unsatisfactory pre-employment checks may result in the offer of a post being withdrawn.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Why not Come Home to Harlow and Work with us!

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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