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Health Economics Advisor

Job Posted: 22 February 2024
Job Updated: 22 February 2024

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Job Title: Health Economics Advisor

Function: Commercial

Location: Hybrid/From any NHSSC Location

Type: Fixed Term – 14 months 

Job Ref: 682

Salary: £43,520 with the potential to rise up to £51,200 over 3 years

Closing Date: 7th March 2024 


We have a great opportunity working in our National Programme team as health Economics Advisor within the Medical Technology Category team, covering the following category areas


Cardiology, Radiology, Neuroradiology

Neuromodulation and Pain Management



Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine



The role reports to National Programmes Lead


The Health Economics Advisor will be responsible for identifying ways to drive financial and clinical value to our customers in partnership with the Clinical Engagement and Implementation Managers and Category Teams and will engage key clinical and procurement stakeholders in patient outcomes and quality conversations to drive care innovations.


The role has responsibility for successfully identifying opportunities that drive value-based measures within the setting for Medical Technology. This includes working with the category specialists, speciality associations and suppliers to determine care pathway efficiencies and improvements. The Medical Technology Category Teams and evolving responsibility for transforming and improving the offering and solutions provided to our customers.


You will, in collaboration with Category teams look to explore and scope opportunities through enhanced data analytics and clinical research, unlock opportunities and support with the implementation of these opportunities allowing them to become business as usual.


This role introduces a new capability into NHS Supply Chain and have been designed to drive sustainability and full life costing benefits shaping the future of the NHS.


This role will be a pivotal part in our future Medical Technology delivery and will require agile thinking, a creative approach, and the ability to work under pressure and at pace to deliver our priorities and enable excellent patient care.


What does an Health Economics Advisor do at NHS Supply Chain?


The Health Economies Advisor will look:

to support the build workplans for Value based solutions based on clinical evidence and data to assess areas to drive efficiencies in the treatment of patients.

outline plans for developing and improving products, services ,tools methods in functional areas of focus.

manage mid to senior level customer relationships and expectations.

provide SME guidance on key clinical strategies and opportunities

ensure our clinical offering is aligned with customer requirements and adds

value to clinicians

Manage individual work efforts and projects to deliver insightful data analysis

which may include strategic recommendations, effective project management

improvements, and or technical or operational consulting expertise.

hold key senior clinical relationships across system, e.g. with national bodies

provide advanced interpretation of results, manipulating data to driver change,

acts as a resource for less experienced consultants on data interpretation and storytelling.




Continuous Improvement – Review existing operations in a major area of work and implement innovation processes to generate new ideas and ensure the required continuous improvement outcomes are delivered.


Leadership and Direction – Communicate the actions needed to implement the function’s strategy and business plan within the team; explain the relationship to the broader organisation’s mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve local business goals.


Performance Management – Manage and report on team performance; set appropriate performance objectives for Implementation Manager and Specialists and hold them accountable for achieving these, taking appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of team / personal objectives.


Stakeholder Management & Engagement Develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies and plans across the program to identify relevant stakeholders, to create mutually supportive working relationships, and to ensure that each stakeholder has an appropriate share of voice at both project and program levels. Develop stakeholder engagement through identifying stakeholders, finding out their needs/issues/concerns and

reacting to these to support the communication of business information and decisions.


External Communications – Develop and/or deliver a plan for significant aspects of external communications with guidance from senior colleagues.


Customer Experiences Implementation – Coordinate across cross-functional teams to align implementation of initiatives around prioritised customer segments and experience design initiatives, implementing and deploying tools and processes that will create an exceptional customer experience.



What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


You will need to be able to demonstrate and evidence strong leadership capability as well as well-developed and tested implementation and stakeholder management skills. In addition, we will expect you to be able to demonstrate:


Accountability – Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. For example, tracks performance and strives to remain effective, learning from both successes and failures. Readily takes on challenges or difficult tasks and has a reputation for delivering on commitments.


Cultivates Innovation – Creates new and better ways for the organisation to be successful. For example, approaches professional work in unique or innovative ways. Offers original ideas. Appreciates others’ creative ideas and solutions and provides helpful input to enhance them.


Plans and Aligns – Plans and prioritises work to meet commitments aligned with organisational goals. For example, stays focused on plans and improvises in response to changes, including risks and contingencies. Aligns own team’s work with other workgroups. Looks ahead to determine and obtain needed resources to complete plans.


Communicates Effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, tailors’ communication content and style to the needs of others. Pays attention to others’ input and perspectives, asks questions, and summarizes to confirm understanding.


Optimises Work Processes – Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. For example, uses metrics and benchmarks to monitor accuracy and quality. Takes steps to make methods productive.

and efficient. Promptly and effectively addresses process breakdowns.


Builds Effective Teams – Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. For example, holds constructive dialogue with the team regularly; takes multiple perspectives into account when making decisions. Commits to and prioritises the team’s decisions in most situations; conveys team spirit.


Customer Focus – Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions. For example, keeps in contact with customers to ensure problems are resolved, or to improve customer service. Studies customer feedback and emerging customer needs and uses these to determine some creative new ideas.


Balances Stakeholders – Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. For example, provides guidance so that others understand the needs of different stakeholders and can balance them appropriately. Makes sure people understand and adhere to ethical standards when working with stakeholders; models and ensures cross-cultural sensitivity.


Situational Adaptability – Adapts approach and demeanour in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. For example, serves as an example of adaptability and provides guidance and support to help others adapt to new situations. Considers the needs of clients, constituents, and the organization; shifts priorities appropriately.


Interpersonal Savvy – Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people. For example, recognizes even subtle social cues and nimbly responds to others’ needs and preferences. Helps to defuse difficult interpersonal situations by showing high levels of tact, sensitivity, and consideration. Builds rapport with ease.



How you will work


Hybrid working; a blend of home and office working 2/3 days in the office and 2/3 days at home.


In return for your passion, enthusiasm, and hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, consisting of:


Performance led annual bonus scheme

27 days holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days

Generous contributory pension scheme (up to 6% employee / 12% employer contributions of your base salary)

Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme – you will be able to choose from a variety of benefits such Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Health Cash Plan, Dental Insurance and additional pension contributions that suit you

2 days paid Volunteering Leave

1 day paid Wellbeing Leave

Long Service Awards

Access to the Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts

Flexible working options

National Annual season ticket purchase scheme

Eye Care vouchers

Access to a free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme


NHS Supply Chain, who are we?


We are a part of the NHS family, and our role is to source, deliver and supply healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales. We make sure the products we supply are always safe, quality assured and delivered efficiently.


We’re always listening to the people who use our products, so that we’re aware of the changing needs across the NHS. In all, we serve every NHS Trust and operate a national network of distribution centres. We also manage relationships with more than a thousand suppliers, delivering more than 8,000,000 orders each year to more than 17,000 locations.


And by doing all of this on behalf of the NHS, this gives NHS staff more time to focus on their main priority of proving excellent patient care.


Our, Purpose, Vision and Strategy are clear. We provide direction, leadership, and commercial focus to improve health outcomes.


Vision: To make it easier for the NHS to put patients first


Purpose: Our role is to support the NHS to save lives and improve health



Be Authentic

Be Inclusive

Be Driven

Be Enterprising

Be The Difference


Other Information

SCCL is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.

For more information on SCCL and the NHS Supply chain please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role in confidence please email us at


NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SCCL 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.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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