Senior Procurement Officer | North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 20 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £32,306 - £39,027 PA
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 October 2021
Location: Bolton, BL1 5DD
Company: North West Ambulance Service
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3498546/242-2352

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The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Senior Procurement Officer to join the existing procurement team; this is a truly challenging and rare opportunity for the right individual.

The successful candidate will act as a lead expert in all aspects of procurement and supply, providing professional advice to internal customers within the Trust. You will play a key role in the effective delivery of a portfolio of projects across a wide range of categories both clinical and non-clinical, including Find a Tender requirements and following best practice tools and techniques to achieve contract compliance, cost reductions and savings whilst ensuring continuous improvement in quality.

The individual should be CIPS qualified or working towards the qualification, will have at least 3 years procurement experience, have a good understanding of current procurement guidance and legislation (including Public Procurement Regulations).

A positive, proactive and committed approach is essential, together with the ability to analyse, innovate, motivate and manage a busy and changing workload against tight deadlines.

The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to deliver high quality documentation. It is expected that you will have effective team leadership skills and will be a natural team player as the role will require supervision of operational procurement staff.

The candidate must also have strong IT skills including MS Office and e-Procurement systems particularly as we look to continually optimise e-procurement systems across the Trust.

As part of the recruitment process there will be a series of assessments which candidates will be required to attend

Situational Judgement Tool - 08/10/21 - 12/10/21

Simulation Assessment Centre - 20/10/21 AM

Professional Discussion 20/10/21 PM

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if needed.

We also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services, we also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.

We also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This advert closes on Sunday 3 Oct 2021

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