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Commercial Liaison Team Administrator

Job Reference: 907-176

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Commercial and Managed Access
£22,549 - £24,882 pa

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:

  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

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Role title: Commercial Liaison Team Administrator

Location: Manchester

The Role

Reporting to the Commercial Liaison Team (CLT) Project Manager, the CLT Administrator will be responsible for administrating, managing, and supporting all elements of work within the team. The CLT Administrator will have a portfolio of projects that they will take the administrative lead on. They may also work on projects and activities that extend beyond CLT.

What you will bring to NICE

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include:

· Providing efficient and effective administrative and secretarial support to team members, including preparing correspondence and papers, collating, copying and distributing papers and managing diaries.

· Organising meetings, teleconferences, video conferences and other events, which may include co-ordinating the attendance of attendees, organising meetings rooms, facilities and refreshments, making travel arrangements for those attending meetings and preparing attendance lists.

· Assisting in the development and implementation of internal policies and procedures.

· Establishing and maintaining databases and other records systems (e.g. database of contacts).

· Responding to queries, tailoring the approach to meet the needs of different groups/individuals.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:

· Experience of introducing and maintaining systems and administrative procedures.

· Experience of a range of routine and non-routine work procedures and workload prioritization.

· Knowledge of work procedures to manage routine office tasks, such as records management, diary management and facilitating meetings.

· Ability to communicate confidently with individuals at all levels both within and outside the organisation, using the appropriate use of tact and persuasive skills as appropriate.

· Flexible attitude to working environment and ability to work as part of a team.

· Discretion in the handling of confidential information.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the essential criteria from the attached person specification within their applications to be considered for this role.

The Department

The Centre for Health Technology Evaluation is responsible for The Centre for Health Technology Evaluation develops guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS.

In response to the rapidly changing, complex landscape associated with the development to NHS adoption pathway for many life sciences products, CHTE has established additional, non-guidance producing programmes. These programmes enhance mutual understanding and approaches to the challenges posed by the evolving landscape. The Commercial and Managed Access Programme (CMAP) supports the work of NICE guidance producing programmes by facilitating and streamlining interactions with key health system partners and companies to support access to cost- effective technologies and value for money in healthcare. As part of CMAP the Commercial Liaison Team (CLT) provides an interface between NICE guidance production and the NHS England Commercial Directorates to ensure that: the value judgements made by NICE committees in the development of guidance are effectively translated and incorporated into those used in related commercial engagements led by NHS England; NHS England are supported in understanding the impact of these judgements on the commercial arrangements they are developing with manufacturers; commercial arrangements are assessed to ensure they do not introduce unduly complex monitoring, disproportionate additional costs, burden and bureaucracy to the NHS; there is alignment between NHSE and NICE guidance production processes that supports timely access for patients to cost-effective and affordable technologies.

For an informal discussion please contact Oscar Lordon, Commercial Liaison Team Project Manager, 0161 219 3803,

Closing date: 29/11/2021
Interview date: 15/12/2021


· Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.

· We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working, and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.

· We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work and we take collective responsibility.

Our main purpose is to improve health and wellbeing by putting science and evidence at the heart of health and care decision making. As an organisation we all collaborate to achieve this same goal through empowering our workforce to do great things!

We are going through an exciting period of change and rapid growth. There could not be a better time to join us.

We have modern offices in Manchester city centre and Stratford, London. Please take into consideration that you may be required to commute to one of our offices for business purposes.

Staff are encouraged to work 1 day a week or 4 days in a month in the office. We are a flexible employer, and you will have the opportunity to discuss any potential for flexible working with your manager.

Important - Due to NICE’s use of anonymised recruitment practices we ask all candidates not to include any personal details within their application. Please ensure you provide sufficient detail in the supporting information section to allow our team to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role at this stage. CV’s will not be considered.


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
  • We provide a thorough induction programme
  • Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
  • We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
  • We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
  • We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

Please provide full contact details for all referees within your application form including email addresses. Referees provided must include your current line manager and cover the last two employers.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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