Commercial Assurance Manager
London - 56,104 - 68,484 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 12 January 2017

Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

Our mission is good health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Our vision is that everyone has greater control of their health and their wellbeing, supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving. Our purpose is to create the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff to deliver the highest standard of care and ensure that valuable public resources are used effectively to get the best outcomes for individuals, communities and society for now and for future generations. Our values are enshrined in the NHS Constitution underpin all that we do:

  • Respect to the quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Working together for patients
  • Everyone counts.

NHS England is creating a new Commercial and Procurement department with the aims of ensuring the non-clinical procurement function and processes within the organisation are fit for purpose; and for developing and implementing effective strategies and operational policies for promoting innovation in procurement in an organisation that shares out more than £100 billion in funds across England. Innovation is critical to enabling NHS England to achieve the ambitions set out in its mandate, to ramp up the pace and scale of change, and deliver better outcomes for patients in England.

The role

As the Assurance Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic Commercial team liaising with the Governance Managers to provide an effective Governance & Assurance service across the entire NHSE organisation to drive maximum compliance, strengthened financial controls and improved Governance.

The post holder will lead the provision of an efficient, effective and high quality professional and well co-ordinated Assurance service capable of meeting all statutory, regulatory and NHS requirements ensuring alignment with the activity of the organisation.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Managing the team’s business support function, including developing and managing the team’s annual business plan, progress and dashboard reporting and risk and issue management
  • Liaising with functions with the Sector
  • Managing all corporate business returns, including planning and workforce returns
  • Taking a lead in the coordination of training and development and recruitment activity across the Department or Directorate
  • Oversight and managing all aspects of the Department or Directorate budgets
  • Working  with the Governance Managers to ensure that the NHSE organisation is compliant across all stages of procurement including OJEU requirements
  • Supporting the Commercial Support and Assurance Lead to ensure that all internal and external Commercial documentation meets the required consistency, policy and regulatory Governance
  • Supporting the Commercial Support and Assurance Lead to build and develop a reputation for Commercial as the Centre of excellence for Commercial Procurement activity to support Directorates in the Governance and Assurance of all third party expenditure
  • Working with the Governance Managers to ensure that version and template control and supporting guidance is adhered to

The person

The successful candidate will have good knowledge of leading practice Governance & Assurance principles, processes and practices including robust and thorough Governance & Assurance implementation. You will have a proven knowledge of supporting the definition, implementation and development of Governance & Assurance function within a Strategic Procurement function.  You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement and knowledge of sustainable procurement, covering all areas of sustainability - Economic, Social and Environmental.

For an informal conversation regarding the campaign or any positions, please contact Vicky Power or Mairead Cremins on 020 3031 9628. Applications must be made in the form of a cover letter of no more than 2 sides, and a CV; and should be sent to by Sunday, 15th January. Please include remuneration details.

NHS England values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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