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Deputy Head of Sourcing

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The 3 acute trusts of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust have combined their procurement and supply chain management teams into one function that will support the Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System (ICS). The function will be run on a hub and spoke model with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust as the host organisation. The Deputy Head of Sourcing will support the Head of Sourcing in the management of an experienced Sourcing Team and will ensure that it operates within public sector policy, the NHS legal framework and its internal operating budget to successfully achieve its objectives year on year. This shall include the delivery of demonstrable and incremental cash releasing and efficiency savings, which form part of the cost improvement plans of BSW constituent organisations.

Compliant with Standing Financial Instructions, Standing Orders and Procurement Policy, which have been standardised where possible, the post holder will operationally manage the BSW ICS sourcing work with clinical divisions/directorates and corporate departments to deliver opportunities for EU compliant added value procurement, contracting and improved cost effective supply arrangements, without detriment to services or patient care and in line with agreed service levels.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Head of Sourcing will oversee a Sourcing Team that is dispersed across the 3 acute hospital sites and deliver efficiency savings through a pre-agreed annual work plan, working with Divisional/Directorate leads and Financial Services to produce the most advantageous commercial arrangements for each constituent organisation within the BSW ICS construct. The Deputy Head of Sourcing will be exposed to complex/high spend procurement projects, which will require a high level of commercial acumen and expertise in a diverse range of product and service categories.

The Deputy Head of Sourcing will work closely with the Head of Sourcing, Supply Chain Co-ordination Limited (NHS Supply Chain) and national category towers to deliver sustainable annual efficiency savings in line with each trusts cost improvement plan.

Focusing on non-pay, the Deputy Head of Sourcing will be responsible for managing a portfolio of projects associated with each trust non-pay cost improvement plan and collaboration agenda.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply
  • Educated to Degree level (2:1) in Business or Related Subject
  • Experience in Delivering Complex Procurement Projects
  • Leadership experience of medium to large teams


  • Further qualifications - Masters, Project Management
  • NHS or Other Public Sector Procurement Experience
  • Experience in use of Analytical Tools and Grasp of Data
  • Experience in collaborative procurement

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


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