Procurement Collaborative Clinical Specialist

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£50,952 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our team.

This is a key role to support the Director of Procurement Services and the Clinical Category lead as accountable MSEFT clinical workstream lead and responsible for MSEFT clinical procurement workstream lead respectively.

To assist with the implementation of the MSEFT Procurement Collaborative vision, mission, and objectives specifically linked to the MSEFT clinical procurement workstream.

This role will lead and support the MSEFT clinical procurement workstream through matrix working, to drive and deliver Best in Class procurement specific financial and quality outcomes through Integrated Collaboration across Mid and South Essex (MSEFT).

To achieve this, the role will be central to managing and maintaining relationships with internal and external clinical stakeholders in relation to MSEFT within the MSEFT Procurement Collaborative.

Main duties of the job

A key part of this role is leading and supporting across the MSEFT Procurement Collaborative and will entail the postholder developing and maintaining key relationships with counterparts across MSEFT partner organisations in particular, leading and supporting across MSEFT on key collaborative projects and plans that form part of the MSEFT clinical procurement workstream programme.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification



  • Current Nursing Registration with NMC
  • Post-qualification certification in one or more clinical specialities
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a nursing/health related field.


  • Prince 2 Project Management qualification or equivalent
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of introducing best practice and demonstrate successful implementation and evaluation
  • Experience of leading risk management and risk mitigation plans relating to clinical procurement specifically experience of leading on ensuring and assuring that the Trust is not exposed to financial, service or reputational risk as a result of commissioning, procurement and contract management activities
  • Experience of implementing process efficiencies and change


  • Experience of leading the development of clinical strategies
  • Commissioning, Procurement and Contract Management

Communication Skills


  • Able to develop and gain agreement on new methods of operation where peer group may have alternative views
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills specifically, the ability to write and articulate complex matters in simple language to appeal to multiple audiences
  • Politically astute with honed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills and experience

Personal & People Development


  • Strong visible leadership style providing professional leadership by leading by example
  • Evidence of introducing best practice and demonstrate successful implementation and evaluation
  • Good knowledge of best-in-class procurement practice
  • Experience of leading the development of clinical strategies
  • Current clean driving licence and access to a vehicle

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Britannia House

Unit 12 Britannia Business Park, Comet Way

Southend on Sea


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