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Head of Commissioning Relationships - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an ambitious and dynamic individual with a wealth of expertise in commissioning and contracting to join our team. You will have previous experience working in commissioning in the NHS.

This is an exciting time to joint the organisation with a number of major projects underway which will impact on our commissioning arrangements over the coming years.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work flexibly in line with NWAFT policies. This includes hybrid working to ensure that the role is able to produce the expected deliverables as efficiently as possible.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Commissioning Relationships is a pivotal role within the Performance and Commissioning Department within the Finance Directorate. The role reports into the Associate Director of Commissioning and Performance. The post holder will be responsible for managing the NHS contracts for the Trusts main Commissioners and wide portfolio of other agreements that are with both NHS and non-NHS organisations.

The key purpose of this role is to take a lead role in the negotiation and monitoring of a range of contracts for healthcare provision and to support the process of negotiation of the Trust's current main commissioners.The post holder will also take a leading role in the development of the Integrated Care System and the Trusts engagement with this.

The post holder will be required to provide professional expertise to Senior Trust managers, both within the Directorate and across the Trust. In addition the role requires working with the wider group of senior Trust stakeholders. The post holder manages a team to support the development, negotiation and management of contracts, as well as to maximise income opportunities for the Trust.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification for more details regarding this role.

Person Specification

Education and Development


  • Masters/Doctorate level qualification e.g. MBA or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing learning and professional development


  • Project management qualification



  • Extensive experience of Board level reporting and knowledge of corporate reporting and governance in a public sector environment
  • Extensive experience of establishing new and optimising existing, capacity management approaches, systems, tools and models



  • Effective staff and resource management leader, team player, supportive

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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