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Senior Buyer

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A Senior Buyer position has arisen within the Procurement Department for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will take responsibility for the procurement of goods and services for their designated portfolio as well as supporting the wider team of 16 staff in procurement activity. They will utilise their extensive knowledge of applicable EU and UK contracting law to deliver value for money contracts for a wide range of goods and services.

Main duties of the job

  • Contracting for a variety of goods and services to ensure local and regulatory compliance as well as delivery savings and value of money.
  • Protecting the Trust commercially in all procurement and contracting activity. Includes escalating risk to procurement and senior manager and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records for all contracting and procurement discussions/decisions to satisfy statuary and audit requirements.
  • Creation of portfolio work plans and procurement strategies in line with core business needs.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply - Level 4.
  • A Level or equivalent experience essential.


  • Attendance at the leadership and development and improvement programme (4.5 days)
  • Degree or equivalent in highly desirable.



  • Experience of working within NHS purchasing and procurement.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Eggleston Court, Middlesbrough

2 Eggleston Court



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