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Contract Officer - Band 6

Job Reference: 708-JCTMECCG389

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
Joint Committee Contracting & Finance Team
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

We commission services from a wide number of health and social care providers. We do this on behalf of patients, their carers and the public. We spend a local allocation of tax payers money to deliever quality healthcare outcomes, whilst ensuring patients, public and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We work with and for the local communities. We value our staff and look to recruit candidates who are effective at what they do and care passionately about people and healthcare. For more information about us please visit our website.

Contract Officer - Fixed Term For 12 Months

We are looking to recruit a fixed term Band 6 contract manager to cover maternity leave. The post offers the right candidate the opportunity to work within the acute contracting team of Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group. This team provides contracting services for the five CCGs of the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

We are looking for a dynamic professional who has the skill, knowledge and experience to lead the contract management of some of our acute contracts. The successful applicant will be required to manage the diverse requirements of the role of Contract Officer.

The Contract Officer will actively manage and support the negotiation and management of a portfolio of contracts with providers, commensurate with the post, ensuring that key contract management processes are undertaken to a high standard and within required timeframes. The post holder will manage a portfolio under the direction of a Contract Manager, including ensuring appropriate contract documentation is in place, that regular performance management and reporting is undertaken to required timescales and that effective and productive relationships are developed with providers.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wants to work in a dynamic organisation within a changing NHS environment.


If you are not currently employed by the CCG, your employment will be subject to a probationary period, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the organisation's satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you are employed.

Our commitment to you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.

If you have a disability and wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), you will need to register interest in the GIS as part of your application. If you meet the essential qualifying criteria you will automatically be invited to interview. If you do not wish to apply under the GIS, but require us to make reasonable adjustments at interview, then please let us know. Please note: a request under the GIS does not guarantee you a job.

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