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Product Assurance Specialist

Job Reference: 079-SCCL067

Supply Chain Coordination Limited
Equinox House, Nottingham, NG2 4LA
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum

Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) serves as the new ‘management function’ within the NHS Supply Chain that will deliver savings of £2.4bn back into the NHS by 2023/2024 through implementation of the new operating model.

Currently there is widespread price variation in products and lack of consistency in the range of consumables used in the delivery of patient care. SCCL leverages the buying power of the NHS by identifying the right clinically assured, high quality products at the best value in a sustainable manner. SCCL is committed to providing a robust commercial capability, a relentless approach to creating value, enhanced competitive advantage and aims to become the strategic procurement partner of choice for the NHS.

Role description




We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Assurance Specialist who will be responsible for the governance of the quality product assurance evaluation process within service provider towers. They will represent the patient, clinical and NHS voice within the SCCL and national procurement and will be clinically informed on innovation and policy development within procurement.




NHS Supply Chain


The Company is committed to providing strong commercial capability, a relentless approach to create value, gain competitive advantage and become the strategic procurement partner of choice for the NHS.


What does a Product Assurance Specialist do at NHS Supply Chain?


    • Work effectively in a small team, supporting the team leader and delivering the requirements of the Clinical and Product Assurance strategies.


    • Implement effective governance of product assurance (primarily clinical evaluation) within service provider towers.


    • Deliver high quality clinical evaluations for supply contracts within time frames dictated by the function’s plans.


    • Comply with the function’s risk management process and ensure early escalation of risks to delivery


    • Report on all elements of Clinical and Product Assurance for each Supply Contract the post holder is responsible for.


    • Provide expertise, knowledge and advice of standardised best practice methodologies, regulatory requirements, policy imperatives, innovation and technological developments including utilising stakeholder knowledge and feedback as necessary.


    • Work closely with colleagues in the SCCL to support the strategic direction of the supply chain model based on customer feedback and requirements.


    • Work closely with stakeholders, users of the products, clinical bodies and regulators to influence the products supplied to the NHS to help to represent the NHS voice.


    • Drive iterative development of products through recommendations arising from product evaluation and engagement, influencing, responding to national policy and scoping of wider clinical developments.


    • Support innovation and research by working collaboratively with national and international leaders in healthcare in order to deliver improvements in high quality care.


What skills, qualifications and qualities do I need to be successful?


    • Degree level education qualification or equivalent through experience working at a senior level in specialist area


    • Holds a recognised clinical qualification of relevant UK professional body (NMC, HCPC etc)


    • Evidence of current registration with relevant professional body


    • Evidence of continuing professional development


    • Experience of managing complex project work to a successful conclusion


    • Able to evidence experience working across boundaries in complex and fast paced environments including the ability to deliver to deadlines


    • Has the ability to influence at all levels and build relationships to support this


    • Able to negotiate with a range of peers, senior leaders and stakeholders


    • Can demonstrate excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate highly complex information and manage difficult situations


    • Knowledge of relevant specialist areas such as procurement, governance and commissioning acquired through experience


    • Has a high level of clinical expertise gained in a variety of settings


    • Understands the NHS Values and able to lead by example






Why Work at NHS Supply Chain?

This is a great chance to join a growing organisation!






    • Competitive Salary


    • 27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays


    • Contributory Pension scheme


    • Childcare vouchers


    • High street discounts


    • Cycle to work scheme


    • National Annual season ticket purchase scheme


    • Annual leave purchase scheme


    • Eye Care vouchers


    • Employee Assistance Programme






    • Nottingham based with frequent travel to London and throughout the country as required.



For further details / informal visits contact:

How to Apply


    • Please read the attached job description and submit an application via NHS Jobs.


    • We are unable to accept CV’s via email.




Other Information


    • Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) is a not an NHS organisation, you will join on SCCL terms and conditions.


    • For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment team on




NHS Supply Chain is an equal opportunities employer

SCCL is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.

SSCL values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

New entrants to SSCL will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in accordance with SCCL Terms and Conditions.

SCCL reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. To assist in completing your application form, please read the guidance notes attached to this advert.

Please note all contact is made via our TRAC recruitment system. Please check your account regularly. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK (please refer to attached guidance documents for further details). Failure to bring the required proof will mean that we may be unable to proceed with your interview.

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Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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