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Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£21,691 a year per annum Pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Buyer to join the team to deliver high quality value for money procurement services on behalf of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and external clients. You will need to demonstrate strong team working skills have experience of working in a Procurement environment and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

This post will play a key role in ensuring the procurement of the right goods at the right price delivered to the right place at the right time. This will be achieved by working together with clients and service users to understand their procurement needs, and by working together to standardise and rationalise products and services. This post will support senior staff to analyse and evaluate procurement data tender and award contracts improve supplier performance, implement specific electronic catalogues, and continuously improve the service for clients.

Main duties of the job

  • Work to implement procurement processes
  • Assist in sourcing suppliers via compliant routes to market
  • Provide procurement service to clients
  • Day to day operations
  • Engage and network
  • Change and innovate

About us

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Ltd. (DSFS) is a subsidiary company that's 100% owned by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

DSFS has just under 1000 staff across Soft and Hard Facilities Services, and our corporate services including, ICT, Patient Records, Switchboard, Procurement, Finance and Clinical Engineering. Very much part of the 'Chesterfield Royal family', DSFS builds on solid NHS foundations to offer a more commercial approach that's dynamic, flexible, and proactive.

DSFS are proud to be striving to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive flexible workforce by valuing and welcoming everyone's abilities, uniqueness, and individuality. All our colleagues have the right to and should be able to feel 100% themselves at work we believe that all our people add to and should improve our culture and not just fit in with it. By embracing our diverse backgrounds and differences our culture becomes richer and makes us stronger together.

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited currently do not offer a Certificate of Sponsorship, any applications which require sponsorship will not be considered

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further enquiries, please contact the Procurement Team at

or 01246 516629

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • oGood general standard of education including Mathematics and English Language to GCSE Grade C or equivalent
  • oCommercial Apprenticeship or commercial focus or business background/education
  • oRecognised procurement qualification


  • oLevel 4 of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent procurement experience



  • oExperience of negotiating with suppliers and customers in a large organisation and track record of achieving significant cost reductions
  • oExperience of obtaining competitive quotations
  • oExperience of a customer service environment
  • oExperience of working within the public sector and working knowledge of EU regulations
  • oKnowledge of procurement department procedures gained through on the job training


  • oExperience of using a procure to pay system e.g. Unit 4 (Agresso)
  • oWorking knowledge of public sector procurement processes

Skills and Knowledge


  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oAnalytical thinking
  • oWorking knowledge of Procurement ordering systems
  • oAbility to use e-procurement tendering systems
  • oIntermediate Excel Skills
  • oMicrosoft office
  • oEmail and Internet experience
  • oAbility to prioritise workload
  • oAbility to manage own workload
  • oGood planning and organisational skills

Personal Attributes


  • oInnovative in approach, able to challenge and assist in the delivery of improvements
  • oCommitment to taking responsibility and facilitating success and improvement
  • oEffective verbal communications at all levels
  • oEffective verbal communications at all levels
  • oPositive attitude Team Player

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Ltd c/o Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Top Road


S44 5BL

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