An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the NHS England and Improvement South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) Public Health Commissioning Team as a Commissioning Manager.
This team contributes to improving health by commissioning high quality and accessible national screening and immunisation programmes, with efficient use of s.7A resources, seeking to achieve positive health outcomes and to promote equality and reduce health inequalities.
As Public Health Commissioning Manager you will work as part of this dynamic team and will have experience of all aspects of the NHS commissioning cycle coupled with a track record of delivering improved outcomes and quality in a complex environment. A knowledge of both primary and secondary care contracts would be advantageous. No prior knowledge or experience of public health is required but would be desirable.
The post holder will work within a small team with the aim of delivering effective commissioning of s7A programmes across a portfolio of contracts. This will include:
identifying needs, reviewing and securing/procuring services
negotiating, monitoring and managing contract activity, performance and finance, ensuring value for money and making effective interventions where necessary
delivering specified change projects, including procurements, in response to national policy or identified local need.
The postholder will support the senior commissioning manager to establish effective processes, including annual planning, contract monitoring, assurance and team development, and to embed public health commissioning into wider system arrangements (STPs/ICSs), taking account of the evolving delivery landscape.
The role requires an effective team player with strong project management skills and a proven ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external commissioning partners. You will be highly organised with a focus on detail whilst also able to work on your own initiative to turn policy into action. The role presents an exciting opportunity to work in a constantly changing and rewarding area of commissioning.
The post holder will be based at Horley office but will initially be required to work remotely.