PHC Commissioning and Contracts Manager- Learning Disabilities

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group




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We are seeking to recruit a full time Commissioning & Contracts Manager, with a proven track record in commissioning services for service users with Learning Disabilities, to support the wider Commissioning function within the Continuing Healthcare Team based at Vespasian House in Dorchester. Focusing primarily upon the commissioning of care for service users with Learning Disabilities, you will have day to day responsibility for Commissioning's relationships with Learning Disability Providers, and will act as a Subject Matter Expert in relation to the commissioning of Learning Disability services.

You will negotiate, manage and monitor contracts ensuring business relationships with providers across the county of Dorset, as well as out of area. You are progressive and foster best practice. Working with our Quality team and Local Authority partners this role will build strong foundations with care providers and work towards improving capacity within the market.

Experience of commissioning services for service users with Learning Disabilities is essential for this role. Able to utilise advanced IT skills and with a commercial mindset, you will be encouraged to identify opportunties to achieve efficiencies whilst attaining both quality and value. You will have strong management skills and apply them to several key areas including supplier relationships, projects, and market development. Having the ability to prioritise effectively, use your own initiative and be able to communicate at all levels is essential. Being a strong negotiator is crucial in meeting the outcomes expected of the role, as well as being able to work in partnership with Local Authorities, and third sector organisations.

Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is care provision commissioned and funded by the NHS for indivdiuals who have complex ongoing healthcare needs. The CHC team assesses eligability and source a package of care that meets an individuals assessed need. The Commissioning team is a non-clinical function that provides support in purchasing, provider negotiation and contract monitoring. The post is based at Vespasian House in Dorchester. Regular travel to CHC's other office (Discovery Court,Canford), and across Dorset will be required.


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.



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Peter Pott

01305 213532

Job Reference

Reference: 467-CCG-963.19

Closing Date: 28/03/2019