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Contracts & Commissioning Manager

West London NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced and proactive Contract and Commissioning Manager to join one of the most diverse providers of integrated physical and mental health care in the country, providing a full range of mental health, physical healthcare and community services for children, adults and older people living primary in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow but also with a presence in Berkshire (Broadmoor Hospital) and other London boroughs

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and positive individual with a genuine passion for working in a team environment and to work autonomously in a supportive and collaborative environment as well as being a key member of the Contracting and Commissioning Hub which sits in Business and Strategy Team at West London NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and manage all aspects of a contracts life cycle from internal engagements with relevant colleagues to external interactions with providers depending on the needs and requirements of the team and the Trust, this may include commissioning advice and guidance, drafting contracts, taking part in subsequent contract monitoring meetings, service mobilisations, and dealing with a wide spectrum of ad hoc requests in relation to contract service delivery across the Trust and also across the ICS

Main duties of the job

This will be a very busy role and the post holder will require a flexible approach to work and be able to use their own initiative and work effectively with other team members, CSUs and Service Lines across the Trust. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic, strong organisational skills and the ability to think strategically. They will have excellent communication skills and demonstrate flair, enthusiasm, innovation and leadership when faced with challenges and will provide strategic, tactical and operational management skills in the planning and execution of multiple concurrent projects leading to finished contracts. Experience of commissioning and complex project management, and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple sites and organisations is essential. .

The successful candidate will be fully supported within the role and there will be enormous opportunities for professional and career development. Our Trust also offers flexible working arrangements to deliver a desirable work life balance, support professional goals and personal development.

This post will close early if we receive a high number of applications.

For further details / informal visits please contact:

Richard Lyle, Senior Commissioning and Contracts Lead


Mob: 07596317459


About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a health or social care commissioning environment
  • Experience of procurement within health or social care sector.
  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated experience of leading projects across multi organisations in complex and challenging environments
  • Demonstrated experience of co-ordinating projects with senior external stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience of writing business cases/cases for change reports and service specifications.
  • Experience of managing and mitigating risks.
  • Experience of drafting briefing papers and correspondence at



  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification or significant experience of working at degree level.
  • Management / leadership qualification or equivalent knowledge at post graduate level.
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Project Management Qualification.



  • Financial procedures including budgetary management
  • Business planning / annual planning
  • Good understanding of change management.
  • Use of IT systems (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook) - standard keyboard skills.
  • Understanding of the NHS and current agenda.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of service improvements and project management.
  • Risk management and governance.
  • Understanding of the public sector.

Personal skills


  • Good analytical and problem solving skills - ability to analyse complex data / information and make judgements / draw conclusions
  • Ability to work independently, using own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal - able to communicate complex and sensitive information and use persuasion, influencing and negotiation
  • Ability to embrace and drive change and set up new processes

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


1 Armstrong Way



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