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​​Band 7 Clinical Procurement Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Clinical Procurement Specialist team currently consits of 3 full time positions, this role taking it to a team of 4, and is a big part of the wider Birmingham and Solihull ICS procurement collaboration. This collaboration is advanced with many procurement decisions made at an ICS level to benefit all.

The post holder will be part of the Procurement team and take a pivotal role in delivering significant safety and cost improvements in a creative, strategic and innovative way relating to commercial income and expenditure contracts in order to assist the Trusts in meeting their financial targets and objectives.

You will work with the procurement team, nurses and other clinical staff to identify products where quality can be maintained or enhanced and costs can be reduced -- in line with productivity and efficiency.

You will be taking responsibility for the delivery of specified clinical procurement projects requiring specialist qualified clinical knowledge and skills and to do so in prescribed timelines.

Main duties of the job

This is an additional role for the team, to help with new workloads from newly joined Trusts, and therefore an exciting opportunity for the post holder to help develop the relationships with new stakeholders.

The post holder will be working collaboratively with Procurement, Divisional Management teams, Finance Business Partners and key stakeholders to deliver appropriate strategies to influence choice, product standardisation, prioritise change, deliver cash releasing savings and process improvements with sustained added value methodologies.

You will lead on clinical product supply issues impacting the Trust, communicating issues to relevant clinical colleagues, assisting the identification of suitable alternatives where possible, discussing alternative clinical practices to minimise the impact of a supply issue, and planning for longer term mitigations. Lead within the Trusts in clinical product standardisation, and evaluation of savings opportunities derived from clinical product switches.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner - Nurse RGN Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Operating Department Practitioner, Paramedic
  • *Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • *Maintenance of clinical registration, ensuring in-depth clinical knowledge/experience
  • *Post graduate qualification or equivalent significant in depth senior level experience (2 years)
  • *Experience of purchasing and clinical procurement practices


  • *Research training/experience
  • *Specialist clinical qualification(s)
  • *Teaching qualification or equivalent
  • *Management qualification
  • *Project and Change Management Qualification



  • *Extensive hands on in-depth knowledge of at least one acute hospital speciality
  • *Experience of providing strong leadership in complex environment with high level of ambiguity
  • *Experience of leading projects within multidisciplinary teams to deliver change in a clinical environment


  • *Public sector procurement work
  • *Clinical product standardisation project work
  • *Experience of involvement in Trust
  • Wide projects
  • *Experience of involvement in procurement processes and systems e.g. tenders

Additional Criteria


  • *Able to meet travel requirements of the role
  • *Able to work across hospitals and sites, e.g. QEHB, HGS, BWCH, ROH, BCHC, BSMHFT
  • *Flexible, adaptable and confident, Caring, Enthusiastic and Well Motivated
  • *Ability to work flexibly to ensure that necessary work is completed

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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