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Procurement Manager

Employer
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
TN25 4AZ
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptable Procurement Manager to join ourprofessional team.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Could you use your skills and experience to support the NHS to deliver great patient care? Great patient care needs great people to support clinical teams. That's where you come in.

We're always looking for enthusiastic, responsive, and adaptable people to join our outstanding trust. This role is an important one as you'll be using your knowledge, experience and expertise to provide procurement . support to our hard-working frontline NHS teams.

We put patients first and we expect all of our colleagues to do the same, so although NHS experience isn't a requirement for this role you'll need to share our passion for delivering excellent patient care and keep that passion at the forefront of your professional activity at all times.

The challenges come thick and fast in this role but you'll know that your input is contributing to the excellent experience our patients and service users have every day.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification - MCIPS or equivalent


Desirable

  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive procurement experience within a public sector organisation at a senior level.
  • Experience of operating in a politically sensitive environment with success.


Desirable

  • Experience of purchasing clinical and non-clinical products and services


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of competitive tendering and seeking formal quotations.
  • Experience of working within the public sector and expertise in Public Procurement legislation and its application.


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a team


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • High level of accurate numeric, literacy and analytical skills.


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Competent with Word, Excel and Power Point.


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Well organised, able to prioritise workload and a proven record of delivering on time


Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

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TN25 4AZ

TN25 4AZ

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846-6270132-TS

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