NHS Contract & Procurement Lead

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience working within experience of leading NHS contract negotiation and management, within the healthcare sector, preferably in NHS mental health services? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an NHS Contracting Specialist/Lead to join our dynamic NHS Partnerships Team at Clinical Partners, a leading mental health service provider.

​The successful candidate will oversee the lifecycle of all NHS contracts ensuring all aspects of NHS contracts are managed effectively and in compliance with relevant regulations, with robust systems in place for recording, monitoring, and reporting on the multifactorial elements of contracts and associated risks.

​The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills, and a strong understanding of NHS contracts, procurement rules and regulations and proven experience of managing bids, tenders and contracts within the healthcare sector, preferably within the NHS mental health services. 

​If you’re passionate about making a difference and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we invite you to apply and contribute to our culture of excellence and compassion.

Key responsibilities:

Oversee and negotiate NHS contracts on behalf of the company, ensuring compliance and accuracy Work with NHS contract managers in line with the NHS contracting guidance and the new NHS procurement (PSR) rules Manage the intricate details of contracts with NHS partners, maintaining a detail-driven approach Collaborate with the NHS operational team, particularly the NHS Delivery Performance Manager, to ensure KPIs and service specifications are met Work with the governance team and Data Protection Officer (DPO) to ensure all data sharing agreements and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) are accurate and robust Maintain strong working relationships with Strategic Partnership Managers, Directors of NHS Partnerships, Finance colleagues and the Non-Executive Director (Legal) Manage eligibility queries regarding non-contracted activity conducted under the Choice Framework (RTC) Independently work with the Finance Managers to align financial aspects with contract requirements


Relevant degree or professional qualification in contract management, procurement, law, or a related field​Proven experience of leading contract negotiation and management, within the healthcare sector, preferably in NHS mental health servicesExtensive experience with NHS contracts, procurement rules, and regulationsProven track record of managing bids, tenders, and contract processes.

​If you are a professional and confident individual with a can-do attitude, who is keen to learn and collaborate, and can work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal, then we would love to hear from you.

Remuneration and Benefits:

This role is a full-time, remote role with occasional travel to attend departmental and NHS meetings.

•           We’re offering remote working in this role. You’ll be fully equipped to enable remote working.
•           25 days paid holiday (increasing with service to 28 days) plus bank holidays.
•           A day off for your birthday.
•           Company events, including Christmas parties and Team building days.
•           Opportunities to take part in charitable events.
•           Flexible working opportunities to fit around your personal and family life. 
•           Access to a Wellbeing portal and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
•           Eyecare Scheme/Company contribution towards eye tests and glasses.

Next Steps:

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please simply submit your CV.

If you’d like to discuss this role in more detail with the hiring manager or wish to have a copy of the full job description and person specification, please email Recruitment@Clinical-Partners.co.uk and this will be arranged.

We’re proactively recruiting to this role which may result in the advert being closed early. All CVs received at that point will be considered.

Clinical Partners is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and expect all workers to share this commitment and these values. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and are in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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