Senior Healthcare Contracts & Overseas Manager

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Together, putting patients first.

About the Trust

Before applying for a position with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, we recommend that you read our Guidance for Applicants Applying to BTHFT via NHS Jobs document attached to this advert. It contains practical advice to assist you in making the best application possible for this vacancy.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a renowned Foundation Trust responsible for providing hospital services for the people of Bradford and communities across Yorkshire. We serve a core population of around 500,000 and provide specialist services for 1.1 million people.

We operate over several sites, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, which provides the majority of inpatient services, and St Luke's Hospital, which predominantly provides outpatient services.

Our mission is to provide safe healthcare, of the highest quality, at all times. Patients are at the centre of all that we do and we are committed to ensuring that our services support the needs of our population.

Our staff, patients and carers are involved in research that is nationally relevant and aims to improve the lives of people in Bradford

Main duties of the job

Following recent staff turnover, our Finance department is currently under-represented by women in senior positions.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious and dynamic professional to join the Contracts and Overseas Team. The successful applicant will support the delivery of a robust contracting function across the whole organisation for healthcare services. The post holder will work as part of a cohesive, high functioning team driving Trust wide and departmental change and improvement through efficiency and value whilst meeting and adhering to, all operational, professional and audit requirements.

The role offers significant opportunities for personal development as many aspects of the job involve building relationships and developing a deep understanding of the business of a range of hospital services. The department also aims to develop individuals through active involvement in One NHS Finance and HFMA programmes.

The department operates a popular hybrid working system with staff working flexibly both from home and, less frequently, in the office when necessary.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jacqui Griffin, Assistant Director of Finance :

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 29.09.23 (This date may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date 11 + 13 October 2023

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable leadership skills that shows experience of successfully leading a team through a period of change
  • Proven experience of establishing the financial impact of decisions and an ability to lead on financial discussions.
  • Proven success at managing complex programmes of organisational change while maintaining service quality.
  • Financial experience with high levels of numerical and analytical skills to manage and monitor large contracts, investigating variances from planned baseline budgets and activity and determining corrective remedial action.
  • Experience in providing, receiving and presenting highly complex, sensitive or contentious information in a hostile atmosphere, where there is resistance or opposition to performance targets of contracts being met.
  • Broad experience of negotiating, agreeing and performance managing contracts.
  • Experience of staff management e.g. recruitment, appraisals, disciplinary issues, and influencing staff not directly managed.


  • Management experience in a healthcare contracting or commissioning role with highly developed knowledge of contracting and commissioning procedures.



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate diplomatically to develop positive and long term professional relationships with a wide range of internal staff and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate collaborative working with commissioners to develop service improvement via long term contracts across the local health economy
  • Ability to interpret national policy and guidance and act as lead manager on developing Trust policy and to translate national policy into long term provider contracts across the health economy.
  • Range of IT skills i.e. excel spreadsheet analysis, generating reports, knowledge of Patient Administration System
  • Ability to work autonomously, identify and direct own workload managing conflicting priorities to deliver the required outcomes.


  • Ability to deal with highly complex contracting issues in a large organisation, ensuring expert analysis and of performance of several contracts for a variety of commissioners, comparing a range of options to agree remedial plans.



  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of health service management, change management, including service pathway redesign and collaborative working across a range of sectors and health economy.
  • Broad knowledge of the quality and performance agenda within the NHS locally and nationally and associated guidance relating to strategic planning, service provision and commissioning including key national and local targets.



  • Degree and/or highly developed specialist knowledge and training to master's level or equivalent experience*
  • Evidence of continued professional development in a management role.

Employer details

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Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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