Commissioning and Contracts Manager

Posted: 3 days ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group




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We are looking for someone who is able to work full time in a permanent role working in a fast paced environment working in a supportive team. This is an exciting role which is vital in ensuring that services are commissioned appropriately for the service user.  You will have the opportunity to liaise and negotiate with providers and make a real difference. This role is key in securing appropriate services for service users.

In order to be successful in this position the post holder will need to be flexible, an analytical, logical thinker who is able to solve problems, able to work on their own initiative and as a member of a supportive team. You will be able to work in a busy team with a high level of accuracy and be able to meet deadlines. The post holder will have an understanding of contracts and be able to hold contract review meetings with providers and have excellent verbal and written communication skills  The successful person will need to liaise with key stakeholders and be able to lead projects. The post holder will be able to write specifications, understand pricing mechanisms and how to review provider performance. Knowledge of Continuning Health is preferable however ths is not essential as a full induction programme with ongoing training and support will be provided.

The post holder will be based at Vespasian House, Dorchester and there is a need to travel occassionally. It is a full time role across Monday to Friday working 9.00 - 5.00pm. The team is responsible for ensuring that all services required by those eligible for Continuing Health care funding are commissioned in a robust manner.

Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.