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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

Contracts Manager

Job Reference: 425-A-21-51756

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Planning and Performance
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is looking for proactive and detail-focussed Contracts Manager to join its Planning and Performance Team. As a core member of the Trust’s Corporate Planning Group, the successful candidate will support the Director of Strategy in having responsibility for leading the development, annual negotiation and in year monitoring of all NHS contracts.

As the contracting lead for the Trust, the successful candidate will need to build strong relationships with both internal and external partners. You will have experience of communicating at a senior level, be flexible in your approach and be able to manage a varied workload to meet key deadlines in an often fast paced and changing environment.

The role would be suitable for an experienced NHS manager with contracting experience who has an interest in developing/furthering their NHS career in contracting and wants to work with responsibility and autonomy.

One of the key challenges in this role is the need to manage multiple priorities and deadlines to short time scales. We are looking for individuals who are keen and quick to learn, with an ability to manage and prioritise high workloads to meet weekly and monthly deadlines, whilst still ensuring that information is accurately recorded, to a high level of detail. Examples include bids and tenders with short time scales, business cases involving complex networks of internal and external stakeholders, resolution of business decision making in relation to issues identified as part of contracting discussions.

The role is fixed term for 2 years. For applicants currently working in the NHS, this may be done as a secondment, with approval from your current line manager. Flexible working arrangements are likely to continue post-COVID, with elements of home working and flexible working hours to be discussed with the successful candidate.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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