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Interim Contracts Manager

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,313 to £34,094 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
  • The effective, compliant procurement of goods and services with ever improving patient care as a key priority through Contract Management.
  • Maximisation of savings and value for money
  • Adherence to all Government Procurement regulations including those of the EU and internal Trust Standing Financial Instructions
  • Keep up to date with national procurement schemes
  • To operate as part of the Trust buying team purchasing goods and services as required, in a timely, professional and efficient way ensuring that the Trust obtains best value.
  • To action requisitions and produce orders to external companies as and when required. This will involve negotiations and obtaining quotations.
  • To carry out tender and quotation exercises in a professional manner.
  • To carry out supplier selection in a professional manner, accurately meeting deadlines and communicating effectively to all appropriate, and relevant, parties.
  • To assist in reaching all purchasing and supply targets and strategies.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, regarding the role please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification

No desirable criteria specified


  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital



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