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Contracts Manager

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a vibrant, dynamic, experienced and award winning Procurement team, working in one of the most beautiful and sought after regions of the country.

You will be joining a forward thinking Finance and Procurement Department that puts the needs of our patients, Trust colleagues and each other at the heart of everything we do. The department places great focus on staff wellbeing and currently delivers its service through a blended model of flexible working on-site at the hospital and remotely from home and/or other sites.

Cornwall NHS Procurement Service provides a fully inclusive procurement service to both Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and a transactional service to the Integrated Care Board.

The fully inclusive service includes end to end sourcing, tendering, contracting, purchasing, order processing, catalogue management and inventory management.

Main duties of the job

The department is seeking an ambitious individual who wants to use their passion and skills to make a difference to patient care. The Post Holder will be responsible for managing and procuring Healthcare related services in the Non-Clinical Procurement team. We welcome candidates with previous knowledge of procuring Health and Social Care services and with knowledge and understanding of the Provider Selection Regime 2023.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or studying towards. If not, willing to commit to working towards qualification within an agreed timescale


  • Project Management qualification



  • Practical experience in a procurement/contracting environment or relevant industry
  • Project Management
  • Undertaking tendering and contracting activity
  • Negotiating commercial contracts
  • Analysis of data using Excel spreadsheets and Access databases
  • Delivery of cash releasing savings


  • Legal/contract law knowledge
  • Staff management
  • Experience in undertaking tendering within the Public Procurement Regulations including FTS adverts, award criteria

Practical and Intellectual Skills (Including any special knowledge)


  • Use of computerised ordering and electronic tendering systems
  • Highly skilled in use of spreadsheets and databases
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Accurate
  • Analytical
  • Able to manage own high workload and to meet timescales
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Writing and analysis of databases



  • Flexible Highly motivated proactive ability to work under pressure ability to meet targets and deadlines ability to persuade and negotiate willingness to work outside normal hours when required

Additional Circumstances


  • Clean driving licence and use of vehicle.
  • Commitment to working the hours required to fulfil the job, including flexibility of working where required.



  • Willingness to undertake Trust Mandatory training
  • Willingness to undertake Procurement training, some of which may be held out-of-county

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital

Carylon House



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