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Commissioning Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Commissioning team as Commissioning Manager. This is a high profile role within the Trust, which involves the financial and performance management of a portfolio of contracts.

The appointee will work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and as such, the ability to build relationships, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively to resolve emergent contractual issues are essential.

Main duties of the job

Support the Deputy Director of Commissioning and Senior Commissioning Manager in securing legally binding contracts for NHS and non-NHS services.

Work with the Deputy Director of Commissioning and Senior Commissioning Manager to ensure that appropriate legal frameworks are in place to enable contracts to be secured, reflecting the Trust's operational and financial capacity to deliver.

As a core member of the Commissioning team, you will help to provide an effective and responsive central commissioning / contracts service, working closely with operational and financial managers to secure service contracts.

This role will help to ensure the continued development and performance of the Commissioning department in supporting clinical service delivery within the Trust.

Within the role you will assist in identifying any process issues within the organisation, relating to commissioning / contracting functions and provide solutions as and when appropriate.

If you feel that you meet the essential criteria for this role, we would like to hear from you.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 26th June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 8th July 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to A level or professional equivalent.


  • Educated to degree level, or professional equivalent.



  • Previous experience of working in the health service
  • Experience of working in a commissioning, contracting, procurement or financial planning role
  • Experience of delivering sound contractual agreements


  • Experience of negotiating in a resource constrained environment



  • Knowledge of national commissioning policy, including the National Payment System and NHS Standard Contract frameworks relating to NHS Trusts


  • Awareness of the changing commissioning landscape within the NHS



  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
  • Good MS Office skills, (Excel and Word)
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately manage processes, tasks and time
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied workload

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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