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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/05/2019.

Head of Supply Chain

Job Reference: 390-R5465-CO

Employer:
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Procurement
Location:
Southend Univeristy Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westcliff-On-Sea
Salary:
£52,306 - £60,983 per annum

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

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The Procurement team are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated Head of Supply Chain to support the Deputy Director of Supply Chain and Performance Responsible for the Operational management of the Mid and South Essex Hospitals supply chain. They will be accountable for the execution of a Supply Chain strategy for Materials Management, including the management of the teams to deliver this strategy across Mid and South Essex Hospitals

They will lead on the implementation of the Organisations selected inventory management system and delivery of associated benefits (£1m+ over 2 years) and be responsible for the provision of professional Supply Chain advice and operational management information across the Trusts.

You will need to have a doctorate degree or equivalent level of knowledge gained through work experience as well as MCIPS – Corporate member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. You will also need significant commercial experience in a supply chain role at a senior level as well as previous experience of managing a supply chain function within a complex organisation.

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation.

If interested please apply!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gary Farnham

Associate Director of Supply Chain and Performance

gary.farnham@southend.nhs.uk




All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) merged on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer



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