Policy and Delivery Manager - NHS Clinical Commissioners
Location: Central London/with home working initially
Salary: £36,150 plus £4,000 London weighting
Role: Full time (permanent)
Are you seeking a new challenge in the health and care policy world? Do you want to help change the NHS for the better? This is such a critical time in the NHS to make real change for the future, and NHS bodies need a strong voice. NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC), is part of the NHS Confederation, the charity that is the membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
NHSCC is the independent collective voice of clinical commissioners, the people who are in charge of spending two thirds of the NHS’s total budget - £79.9 billion in 2019/20. We are a fast-paced organisation supporting the 90% of CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) that we have in membership. We were established to give clinical commissioners a strong, independent and collective voice. Our primary role is to help CCGs secure the best possible healthcare and health outcomes for their communities and patients.
NHSCC gives CCGs a strong influencing voice from the frontline to the wider NHS, national bodies, government, parliament and the media – ensuring that the views of local CCG leaders are represented and heard at a national level. We facilitate networks where CCGs can share their experience and expertise; and we provide information, support, tools and resources to help CCGs do their job better.
We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Policy and Delivery Manager to play a vital role in our team. You will need to be great at listening to and gathering the views of our members across England, facilitating the sharing of best practice between them as well as influencing national stakeholders including NHS England and Government on their behalf. You will manage a wide range of existing and prospective partnerships, assessing the external environment and the impact on the commissioning system, reporting on progress and having direct contact with NHSCC’s active and committed member CCGs.
Your work will include; managing projects, delivering policy products including briefings, articles, roundtables and consultation responses, and using them to influence national policy, manage key stakeholder relationships and develop partnership projects, input into press work, work closely with our Board, and represent NHSCC at national events.
You will need to demonstrate excellent project and programme management skills, excellent written and analytical skills, an ability to digest content quickly, and excellent interpersonal skills. Prior knowledge or experience of the NHS – working for or within it is essential, and you will also have an understanding of current NHS Commissioning policy and/or previous experience of working with CCGs.
NHSCC is a small team and while you will have some administrative support you will be responsible for the day to day running of your projects, particularly in regard to policy development, analysing information, delivering events and reporting on progress to the NHSCC Board and senior executive team.
To apply for this role please read the job description and complete the application document. Your covering letter must outline how your skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification for this role. CV applications alone will not be accepted.
Please send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to discuss the post before applying, please contact Julie Das-Thompson at email@example.com.
NHS Confederation welcomes all applicants from all backgrounds and is committed to recruiting the best person for the job through a process that is fair, open, consistent, and free from discrimination. We believe it is essential to build a diverse and inclusive company culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged.
The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.
Application deadline: Monday 24th August 2020
Interview Dates: To be conducted virtually 2nd or 3rd September