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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/04/2021.

Urgent Services Contract Manager

Job Reference: 195-21-062-MMC

South Central Ambulance Service
Bicester, Otterbourne, Reading
£45,753- £51,668

South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting to a new position of Urgent Services Contract Manager who will work as part of a dynamic team supporting the Trust in the contract management procedures for key Health Services contracts. The portfolio to include Integrated Urgent Care, NHS111, Non- Emergency Patient Transport and Logistics and a number of related local agreements for services across the Trust’s geographical areas.

Health services across the NHS are moving into an exciting phase with greater integration across providers and commissioners. The way services are delivered and managed are more aligned to joint partnerships and collaboration with the patient at the heart of different ways of working across organisations. We are looking for an enthusiastic person able to embrace planned changes in the NHS commissioning landscape involving a collaborative skillset and an excellent communication style to ensure the contract portfolio achieves the very best for our patients. Flexibility, knowledge and expertise are key attributes we are looking for.

Although the post holder will be well supported by the existing team, the successful candidate will have a good understanding of the contracting cycle and NHS standard contract formats, will be a self-starter able to work and manage autonomously to support a portfolio of contracts across our health services. This role will be leading on the Integrated Urgent Care sub-contracts the Trust is currently putting in place so, although not essential, some knowledge of NHS APMS contracts and integrated urgent care services would be an advantage.

It is expected that the role will involve some travel once national restrictions are eased (post pandemic) across the SCAS geography but the post holder is able to be agile working and there will be opportunities to hot-desk in a number of the Trust’s offices.

Interviews will be taking place via MS Teams and we will be asking for cameras to remain on for identification purposes.

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

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The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

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