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Senior Contracts Manager

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This role will report to the Head of Contracting & Costing and have responsibility for the negotiation and management of a portfolio of healthcare contracts.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will ensure that the Trust's income is maximised through proactive and effective contract management. In addition, they will:

oEnsure that contract management is fully integrated into planning and commissioning cycles

oProvide a proactive service to the organisation to help understanding of contracts

oProvide expert in house legal advice on all service level agreements and contractual matters.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Master's degree level plus further management and commissioning knowledge to post graduate diploma level, or equivalent relevant experience


  • Postgraduate qualification in accountancy or law

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working in a health care setting
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Office and Excel including use of pivot tables and other data analysis tools
  • Experience and understanding of evaluating and measuring performance of health services
  • Knowledge and experience of the NHS Standard contract
  • A sound understanding of NHS Finance
  • An understanding of NHS activity measures
  • Experience of managing complex contracts
  • Experience of contract negotiation/ influencing
  • Understanding of current NHS policy and commissioning architecture

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to interpret financial and non-financial information and use it effectively
  • Ability to undertake in depth analysis of highly complex financial/ non-financial information
  • Ability to present complex information regarding patient level activity to a wide range of stakeholders

Personal Skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively with both clinical and non-clinical colleagues
  • Ability to nurture and maintain key relationships/ networks both internally and externally
  • Ability to plan, organise and project manage a broad range of complex activities, e.g. the collation of service development bids, negotiation of contracts, the production of performance reports, etc.
  • Ability to liaise and work with senior managers
  • Ability to work with accuracy and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to respond to unexpected demands
  • Ability to manage own workload

Professional/ Managerial/ Specialist Knowledge


  • Ability to interpret national policy and apply to local situation
  • Ability to use the NHS Standard Contract to document contractual agreements and action contract variations as necessary to maintain an audit trail of any agreed changes to the contract
  • Ability to redesign local systems and procedures as necessary, e.g. redesign of internal reporting processes, co-ordination of a central log for Individual Funding Requests (IFRs)
  • To be conversant with national data collection systems, e.g. Data Landing Portal

Other Requirements


  • Ability to lead, manage, motivate & develop staff
  • Ability to lead change and have a positive influence on others
  • Ability to set and achieve objectives within realistic time frames
  • Ability to understand when to escalate issues to more senior members of the team

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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