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Group Contract Director (Band 9)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Steeton, Keighley
£99,891 to £114,949 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Governance and Commercial professional to work as our Group Contract Director to join the Trust to lead the development and implementation of a revised governance framework for AGH Solutions Ltd, the Trust's wholly owned subsidiary.

We are seeking a proactive, agile and collaborative individual with a passion for healthcare to join us and take forward our ambitions to revise the governance arrangements between the Trust and AGH Solutions Ltd.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to making every voice count, ensuring that engagement and collaboration are at the heart of the programme of work. They will have a comprehensive understanding of the NHS and provider landscape, and the Trust's obligations to consider its wider duties to meet the requirements of the legislative framework in which the Trust and AGH Solutions operate, including obligations under the 2006 Act, Provider Licence, CQC regulations, Teckal, Health and Safety and ensures operational efficiency. Stakeholder relationship management is a key factor of this programme of work and the right candidate will have experience of working across organisations to influence, collaborate and set achievable and realistic outcomes for the programme.

Main duties of the job

On behalf of the Trust, the Group Contract Director will lead the development of revised governance framework including the drafting of associated contracts and agreements. The Group Contract Director will ensure delivery of the revised governance framework work programme against agreed objectives, to time, cost and quality parameters.

This leadership role will be pivotal in ensuring that the programme of work is delivered to the highest standards of governance, with clear public accountability, and with distinct objectives to deliver its goals within stipulated timelines, budgetary constraints, and quality benchmarks.

The candidate will be based at Airedale General Hospital with the offer of a range of flexible and agile working opportunities. There may be some off-site travel to attend meetings and events.

About us

We are delighted to offer a wide range of benefits to employees including:
  • Cycle to Work
  • Travel Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers with Salary Sacrifice
  • Onsite Nursery
  • Buying and Selling Annual Leave
  • Car Leasing
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing
  • Extensive Reward Scheme
  • Counselling Service
  • Financial packages including Vivup and Wagestream
  • Staff Networks, Enable, Rainbow, Gender, Race Equality Ecoaware & Admin Network.

Our values:

We understand that it's down to the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff that makes a difference for our patients. Our people really do make our Airedale experience - we take pride in fostering a friendly, effective and caring work environment. Our values are part of our DNA, which are:
  • Committed to Quality of Care
  • Compassion
  • Working together for patients
  • Improving Lives
  • Everyone Counts
  • Respect and Dignity

Got questions before you apply, please contact the recruiting manager to find out more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information and full details of the role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to masters level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Significant evidence of continued professional development



  • Proficient knowledge of governance and assurance frameworks
  • NHS experience, on commercial strategy and transactions
  • Significant expertise of engaging and managing stakeholders
  • Knowledge of all functional aspects of a programme including commercial operations, planning, resource management and asset allocation, scheduling activity, change and risk management.
  • Senior level technical knowledge and experience of advising on complex transactions and commercial options
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of benefits management and knowledge management



  • High level of relevant professional, technical experience related to the delivery of commercial advice and complex transactions
  • Significant experience in Programme management and structuring the delivery of complex work, incorporating multiple inputs and stakeholders, management of fluctuating workload and associated resource management
  • Senior leadership experience in a complex environment
  • Successful track record of delivery of proactive stakeholder engagement with evidence of measurable impact, especially at board and director level

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Steeton, Keighley

BD20 6TD

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