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Contracts Buyer - Swindon, Salisbury or Bath

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note your employer will be Salisbury NHS This is a full-time post (37.5 hours per week) the location is flexible and can be either based at RUH Bath NHSFT, Salisbury NHSFT or Great Western Hospitals NHSFT in Swindon.

BSW Acute Hospital Alliance Procurement service is an NHS procurement service hosted by Salisbury NHSFT providing strategic, tactical, transactional, and Supply Chain services across the 3 acute trusts and community in the ICS: Royal United Hospital Bath NHSFT, Great Western Hospitals NHSFT and Salisbury NHSFT.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a dynamic, focused, and forward thinking individual to support the BSW Acute Hospital Alliance being based either in Bath, Swindon, or Salisbury Acute Hospital locations.

This exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a demanding yet rewarding procurement environment dealing with Clinical products and non clinical products in a responsive, and professional service for our multiple Trust stakeholders.

The team has recently undergone a restructuring and refocusing on ICS strategic and collaborative procurement and the post holder will be assigned to a specific category.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20/05/2024.

Main duties of the job

This is an important procurement role which requires robust stakeholder engagement skills, knowledge and expertise.

The post holder will have a working knowledge of Public Sector procurement and contracting and should be able to demonstrate a track record of running end-to-end procurement or tenders. Ideally the candidate will be CIPS level 4 qualified.

The role also requires an individual with commercial acumen and the ability to successfully represent the Procurement function at meetings. These will take place both virtually and via frequent attendance at multiple Trust sites.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to meet the Trusts core values and should be able to evidence commitment to continuous professional development.

The post holder will need to contribute to the procurement functions standardisation, collaboration and continual improvement drives, to deliver an improved ICS in which value for money is obtained from all supplier expenditure.

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

About us

We offer excellent benefits that help make SDH a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:-
  • Holiday starting at 27 days plus Bank Holidays rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years for Agenda for Change staff
  • Holiday entitlement for Medical and Dental staff starts at 27 days for Junior/Senior Clinical Fellows, Specialty Doctors and rises to 32 days after 5 years. Consultant entitlement starts at 32 days and rises to 34 days after 7 years
  • An additional day's leave to celebrate your birthday (after 12 months)
  • Access to a career average revalued earnings pension scheme
  • Life assurance if a member of the pension scheme
  • An extensive Health and Wellbeing offer to help you deal with life's challenges
  • Exclusive deals and discounts websites saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for home
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Uniform provided (where required)
  • On site Day Nursery and Holiday Play scheme
  • On site health and fitness club
  • On site car parking
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here were 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.

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. Dont just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Person Specification



  • CIPS level 4
  • HND in Business
  • Public Procurement Experience
  • Category Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiation - commercial experience


  • 2:1 relevant degree
  • NHS Experience
  • Project Management

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Can be RUH, GWH or SFT



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