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Head of Commissioning

NHS TCS 2019: Band 8d

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NHS TCS 2019: Band 8d
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Stewart House, Blenheim House, St Chads Court or 3 Piccadilly Place
London, Leeds, Birmingham or Manchester (applicant to state preference)
£73,936 per annum
24/02/2020 23:59

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution. 

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently.  We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy’s pregnancy at work scheme.

Joining a new function at Health Education England, you will develop and establish a corporate approach to education commissioning.

You will have a good understanding of education commissioning in the NHS and a strong track record of working with partners across national organisations.  This will enable you to drive the policy agenda to establish a coherent approach to national education commissioning.

You will be a natural facilitator, bringing a wide network of regional colleagues to work together and thrive in an environment which requires you to both understand strategic and political context and also the operational needs of the NHS and Higher Education sector.   You will bring to this environment the ability to understand and interpret complex information and facilitate solutions to the complexities of commissioning education at national level.  You must then have the skills to communicate these in a straightforward way.  You will also have the tenacity to identify key partners as well as enjoy working with multiple stakeholders to develop commissioning frameworks that deliver a well-trained NHS future workforce.

This role can be based in London, Leeds, Birmingham or Manchester.    Please state in the supporting information your preferred location.

 Interviews will be held in London on either 12 or 13 March.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 8d with a full-time starting salary of £73,936, with a pay step increase after 5 years’ service to £87,754

These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

For posts based in Inner London, the above salaries will include the additional supplement of 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,400 per annum and a maximum payment of £6,777 per annum. This is offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and is based on office location.

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