Commissioning Policy Unit Manager job in Thame at NHS England

Commissioning Policy Unit Manager

Company: NHS England

Location: West Yorkshire UK

Date Posted:Feb 26, 2018

Policy Manager – Commissioning Policy Unit  An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Policy Manager in the Commissioning Policy Unit, part of the Commissioning Policy Group in the Strategy and Innovation Directorate. NHS England’s Commissioning Policy Group has a wide and varied portfolio of work that covers the majority of NHS England’s commissioning functions. The work includes some significant ‘set pieces’ across the Planning and Integration Unit, the Contracts and Incentives Unit, the Commissioning Policy Unit, and the Mandate, Partnerships and Assurance Unit, such as: development and publication of the NHS Planning Framework and Guidance on behalf of NHS England; developing and implementing policy relating to the devolution and co-commissioning programmes; setting NHS England policy on overseas visitor charging; developing policy to transform the commissioning landscape; setting policy for delivering NHS England’s commissioning strategy; providing the secretariat for the Commissioning Committee; continuous development of the NHS Standard Contract; and design and delivery of NHS incentive schemes; annual mandate negotiations and maintaining organisational relationships to ensure that our accountability and mandate work supports the Five Year Forward View. The post holder will:be responsible for delivery of a clear and agreed portfolio of work in the Commissioning Policy Unit to support its work on the future of commissioning;work closely with colleagues across the wider group, directorate and organisation, particularly the System Transformation Group, New Business Models Group, Operations &Information Directorate, Analytical Services, Strategic Finance and Legal Services, on a range of business-sensitive issues;engage and work effectively with key policy leads across NHS England, e.g. around priority programme areas such as Cancer and Mental Health, to address inter-dependencies and ensure alignment;nurture key relationships and maintain networks internally and externally, engaging constructively with national stakeholders and local commissioners;develop strategy and policy on a range of potentially sensitive issues, operating effectively in a flexible and demanding environment; and have ability to deal with any resulting potentially aggressive/antagonistic situations;provide and receive highly complex, sensitive and contentious information, and communicate its messages to a wide range of stakeholders in a range of settings;draft briefings, papers and documents to support development and reflect agreed policy positions, providing clear advice and information to colleagues within the organisation, across the wider system and the general public;have experience of working with and within regulations and legal frameworks, and developing proposals for their refinementuse their policy development, programme and project management skills to manage the strategic development of their work portfolio, and provide additional management capacity to their Unit;welcome a role which offers development opportunities and flexibility to evolve in role, taking on new and changed responsibilities over time. This advert closes on Sunday 11 Mar 2018 View full job description
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