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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2021.

Finance and Contracting Assistant (Student Placement)

Job Reference: 892-SALCCG-1087

Salford Clinical Commissioning Group
Finance and Contracting Student Placement
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum

Greater Manchester Integrated Care System (ICS)

In February 2021 the Government announced a number of new measures as part of a proposed Health and Care Bill, including the creation of statutory Integrated Care Systems(ICSs).

In Greater Manchester we have been working as an ICS for the last five years – with strong working partnerships between health and social care and the voluntary sector. The creation of a statutory ICS will formalise the arrangementswe have in place and mark another positive step in our journey, which started with the health and care devolution deal in 2015. The statutory ICS will include a new ICS NHS Body and Health and Care Partnership Board.

From April 2022 (subject to national legislative approval) the commissioning duties of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including their functions and roles, will transfer to be delivered as part of the new Greater Manchester ICS NHS Body. This will mean that functions and roles may be delivered differently in the future, with place based and Greater Manchester-level teams working alongside each other.

If you wish to read further details about the proposed changes details can be found at (Integrating Care- next steps to building strong and effective-integrated care systems).

Finance and Contracting Assistant – Student Placement

Band 2

£18,005 - £19,337 pa

37.5 Hours per week

Unity House, Swinton

We are currently looking for a Finance and Contracting Assistant (student placement) to take part in our 12-month fixed term placement scheme. This exciting opportunity will enable students to gain one year’s practical experience within a financial environment.

The role will support the Contracting Team and wider Finance Directorate in producing accurate information, analysing data and report writing, along with gaining experience in all areas of Finance and Contracting. It will require excellent time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines. The successful applicants will have GCSE Maths and English and experience of computer systems and will be studying towards a finance qualification.

The person specification attached will highlight the key criteria that we are looking for in candidates.

A work experience plan with learning outcomes will be agreed at the start of the placement and progress against this plan will be monitored on a regular basis. Throughout the placement the university will continue to provide support for both the student and the employer where required.

For an informal discussion please contact Charley Gibbons, Contract Accountant – email:


Applications need to submitted via NHS Jobs /

* Please ensure that you demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria that is assessed at the application stage in the person specification on your application form.

* Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early should we receive a large number of applications.

* New entrants to the National Health Service will normally commence at the minimum of the salary scale.

The CCG aims to be an equal opportunities employer

Committed to developing a workforce that is representative of the community of Salford.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Charley Gibbons, Contracts Accountant

Salford CCG reserves the right to close the application process early should we receive a sufficient number of suitable candidates.

Due to the global pandemic our team is currently working from home, so new staff can expect a warm ‘virtual’ welcome but will need to have the ability to build relationships whilst working from home. Although this has been a change to our usual way of working and has required some adaption to our approach, we’ve found it to be working successfully and applicants should be able to work from home and be comfortable in working in this way until we are able to return to the office.

The successful candidate will be subject to the completion of satisfactory probationary period.

Please be aware that if the post you are applying for requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check the cost is payable by the successful candidate. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the organisation and not internal staff. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for and the exact cost will be confirmed with you before the DBS process commences.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

As a fair collection notice for all NHS employees previous service details will be requested electronically from their previous employer.

The organisation will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

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