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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2021.

Deputy Director of Commissioning (Out of Hospital)

Job Reference: 144-JE89-OUTHOSP10-21

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Commissioning (Out of Hospital)
£91,004 to £104,927 pa

About us

The Devon System are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

As a system, we face considerable challenges and as we move into the future, we will need to focus on a number of key areas including:

  • Seek solutions that work for the system as a whole.
  • Standardise practice and services where it makes sense to do so.
  • Focus on cost reduction and cost containment.
  • Recognise that participation will be required at system, locality, neighbourhood and organisational level on the priority areas.
  • Invest in out of hospital models which are right care in the right place.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of funding and outcomes by locality.
  • Prevent investments that total more than the funding allocation growth received into the system.
  • Consider financial decisions alongside quality, safety and any impact on patient experience of care.
  • Share risks and benefits across the system and ensure they are fully understood by all parties.

As part of the Devon System, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is one of the biggest CCGs in England, serving a patient population of nearly 1.2 million people with a budget of more than £1.8 billion and is a key component of our Devon Health and Care System.

We plan local healthcare and buy services, including acute, community, mental health and ambulance services.

Our diverse area of operation includes the cities of Plymouth and Exeter, remote rural areas such as Exmoor and Dartmoor, and coastal areas including Torbay and Ilfracombe. We work closely with three main local authorities: Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council.

We work with our local communities and other partners in our area, to improve people’s health and make sure they can receive high quality, local services.

We face considerable challenges and to tackle these we have six shared ambitions as a system for the next ten years:

  1. Effective and efficient care
  2. Integrated Care Model
  3. A Devon-wide deal
  4. Children and young people
  5. Digital Devon
  6. Equally Well

Deputy Director of Commissioning (Out of Hospital) 37.5 hours a week, permanent

This is a new and pivotal role in our recently formed Out of Hospital Commissioning Directorate. We are seeking to appoint a talented and inspirational leader who will bring an innovative, creative approach and a transformational mindset to our Directorate.

The diversity of work makes this role particularly interesting and exciting; no day is ever the same. This will however require you to be a confident leader and commissioner, with strong negotiating and influencing skills and be a natural collaborator with a ‘can do’ attitude.

A key part of this role is to act as a Deputy for the Executive Director of Commissioning across the Out of Hospital Commissioning portfolio. Your strong and talented leadership will develop, stretch and support the commissioning teams, where you will work hand in hand with the Heads of Departments and senior leaders across the CCG and wider system. You will equally be able to inspire staff internally alongside playing a major system role.

The postholder will take the lead in providing strategic and operational direction, creating the safest, highest quality care services across the Out of Hospital Care Commissioning portfolio;

  • Primary Care Commissioning
  • Medicines Optimisation
  • Mental Health Commissioning
  • Learning Disabilities and Autism Commissioning
  • Children’s Commissioning
  • Community Services Commissioning (including Population Health Management)

You will need to have the resilience and adaptability to work in a fast pace environment; juggling competing demands and adapting quickly to changing priorities and often short deadlines. You will manage a busy and diverse workload within a small but complex organisation and, for this reason, we think the role will best suit an experienced commissioning leader.

You will work with senior system leaders to deliver strategic and operational plans working in a collaborative and robust way with partner organisations. You will engage and build relationships with all system partners to ensure a collaborative approach to production and delivery of plans.

The focus will be on delivering the health and care commissioning agenda for out of hospital commissioning working with local health and care providers delivering an integrated approach for people across health, care and other statutory and voluntary sectors. For this area, this means dealing with independent care sector providers, district councils, volunteer groups, a range of NHS organisations in Devon including Devon Partnership Trust and Primary Care Networks.

A big attraction of this role is flexibility. Yes, we will require you to deliver results and build strong relationships quickly however, in return we offer a level of flexibility regarding when and where you work. The CCG have offices located across Devon, and home working is now common so we can accommodate what suits you best.

This role will be working at the cutting edge, helping relationships to flourish and support new ways of working across our system with compassionate, friendly and dedicated colleagues who always go the extra mile.

This is an exciting opportunity that will provide the successful candidate with excellent development.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Jo Turl, Director of Commissioning (Out of Hospital), NHS Devon CCG via

Proposed interview date is 12/02/2021

The CCG uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to help us make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children (for specific positions included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975).

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