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Contracts Manager

Job Description

Finegreen are supporting with an NHS organisation in the South East of the UK who are looking to appoint a Contracts Manager. This role will be fixed for 6 months with an hourly rate of £29.53 per hour Inside IR35 (Through an Umbrella Solution).

The post holder will support the Head of function/directorate and their team to ensure that their workstream/ contract portfolio are planned and managed effectively and take the lead in assisting in their successful delivery.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the delivery of day to day contract management;

  • Draft contracts, variations; ensuring contract documentation is complaint with the NHS Standard contract requirements;

  • Actively participate in building relationships in a matrix environment and providing expertise in discussions with Commissioners, Providers, Local Council and Key Stakeholders;

  • Continue to identify value through analysis and anticipation of their individual needs and providing optimal solutions;

  • Support in ensuring that all key work programmes are actively performance managed;

  • Evaluate current contract performance to identify potential remediation opportunities and/or cost savings;

  • Contribute to performance improvement, taking a lead for identified areas where agreed;

  • Provide coordination of and participate in relevant internal and external working groups and provide project advice, expertise and support where requested;

  • Provide relevant and timely specialist advice and guidance on own portfolio of projects/function;

  • Provide regular reporting on the targeting of resources and monitoring their implementation from a value for money perspective;

  • Provide oversight and monitoring of all aspects of team/function/directorate budgets;

  • Manage staff, undertaking appraisals, recruitment including progressing any disciplinary or capability issues, as necessary.

  • Ensure timely and accurate information analysis and reporting to management on agreed areas of work;

  • Delegate aspects of Research and Development activities, collating information, analysing and reporting findings.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment;

  • Experience of contract management in healthcare services;

  • Evidence of continued professional development;

  • Ability to prepare and produce concise yet insightful communications for dissemination to senior stakeholders and a broad range of stakeholders as required;

  • Numerate and able to understand complex financial issues combined with deep analytical skills.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.