Business and Contracts Manager

Royal College of Physicians

Full Time, 12 month fixed term contract (in the first instance)

Secondment applications will be considered

The Accreditation Unit at the RCP are seeking to appoint to an exciting post. The post holder will have an important strategic and operational role in developing and managing the activities, resources and staff of the Accreditation Unit.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and overseeing business and financial processes (including budgets).
  • Contract development, negotiation, quality assurance, monitoring and performance management of contract delivery.
  • Investigating, identifying and developing new activities and new business relationships.
  • Proactively developing and maintaining relationships with customers and stakeholders.

We are looking for an individual with excellent business and contracting knowledge, competencies and experience. You will need outstanding organisational skills and the ability to liaise and communicate confidently with a range of people. Experience of planning and working to deadlines, using your initiative and working flexibly as a member of a busy team are also essential qualities.

About CQID & Accreditation Unit
The Care Quality Improvement Department at the Royal College of Physicians aims to support physicians and their teams to deliver high quality clinical care for patients – we do this through a vibrant, varied work programme that includes accreditation, clinical guideline development, national clinical audit and healthcare quality improvement activities.

The RCP’s accreditation unit carries out quality improvement activities and assessment of clinical services across the UK and internationally in a programme designed to raise the overall standard of care provided to patients. We operate five schemes currently, working with many national and international partner organisations, clinicians, services and suppliers to deliver our programmes. The successful candidate will identify areas for growth and oversee good governance of our contracts.

What we offer
Excellent benefits are offered that include 29 days leave, a first-class pension scheme, free lunches and season ticket loan after probation. In addition, the appointee will work in friendly offices in an attractive location overlooking Regent’s Park.

For more information about the role and our benefits please view the job description and person specification.

Informal enquiries are encouraged. Please contact Caroline Rogers at to discuss this exciting opportunity.

Closing date for applications:    29 January 2018

Interviews will be held:              7 February 2018

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