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Head of Commissioning

Powys Teaching Health Board
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Head of Commissioning. We are seeking to recruit a Head of Commissioning who can demonstrate strong strategic leadership, has a proven track record of excellence and has a passion for taking forward change.

This post will play a key role in leading the commissioning across a portfolio of commissioned service providers within the Welsh and English health care system.

The role will provide leadership, strategic and professional management of the commissioning agenda across Powys Teaching Health Board, providing expertise to support Directorates and Corporate Departments, and to ensure that Powys Teaching Health Board has effective processes in place for the robust commissioning of services for the Powys resident population.

Powys Teaching Health Board covers the largest geographical area in NHS organisations in Wales, with a unique range challenges and opportunities. We employ approximately 2,500 staff and spend around �375 million every year on providing and commissioning health and wellbeing services to the population of Powys. This is a key role within the senior commissioning team, working with senior management and clinicians within the Health Board as well as with partner organisations.

Main duties of the job

Are you an exceptional individual who can demonstrate strong strategic leadership, has a proven track record of commissioning, service development and quality improvement and has a passion for taking forward change? Have you a proven track record of successfully delivering your professional and leadership portfolio, preferably in a rural and integrated health and social care environment?

Are you looking for a role where your natural leadership, drive and determination will shape the successful development, design and delivery of the commissioning portfolio for Powys Health Board working across NHS Wales and NHS England provider services?

If so, then we can offer you a role as Head of Commissioning in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK stretching from the Brecon Beacons to the foothills of Snowdonia, from the Marches to the Cambrian Mountains.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

Job description

Job responsibilities

you will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Educated to master's level or equivalent
  • Detailed knowledge of NHS Wales and NHS England commissioning and contracting processes
  • Detailed knowledge of funding mechanisms and financial flows in the NHS
  • Extensive expertise, knowledge and understanding of business planning, budget setting, people management and quality improvement


  • Knowledge of project and programme management techniques
  • Diploma in Healthcare Planning



  • Working at senior managerial level within health or social care
  • Contracting and business case development
  • Leading a team
  • Creating and sustaining positive relationships with staff and stakeholders
  • Implementing change and managing complex projects
  • Understanding of the political agenda around Health and Social Care
  • Able to provide and receive highly complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality

Aptitude and abilities


  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Negotiate and influence effectively with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to interpret large amounts of complex information and make appropriate strategic and operational decisions
  • Possess excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and equally effective as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrable ability to work on multiple complex tasks simultaneously and produce high quality work within tight deadlines and within resource constraints
  • Ability to think innovatively and develop new ways of working, continuously striving to improve systems and performance

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Bronllys Hospital



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