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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2019.

Operational Buyer

Job Reference: 153-KB-7991-B

Employer:
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Purchasing
Location:
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
Salary:
£18,813 - £20,795 pa

‘Providing the excellent care that we would expect for our own families’

Join the HSJ 2018 Highly Commended Trust of the year, to deliver our vision to more than 500,000 people across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Currently The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) includes Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department at Alderney Hospital.

It’s a very exciting time here in Dorset with a recent review kick-starting major improvement to the way healthcare is provided. Among which is the proposed merge with fellow acute hospital Poole Hospital. Our Joint CEO Debbie Fleming is passionate about our collective goal to create a new organisation that is even better, and change how we deliver care in a way that will improve services and deliver better outcomes

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in 2020 to form East Dorset Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger


We are looking for a team player to join our customer facing operational buying team within Commercial Services, based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Working with the Lead Operational Buyer(s) the post-holder will ensure that all aspects of operational buying and catalogue management are undertaken to provide an effective and efficient service for stakeholders across the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working in a purchasing, supply chain or inventory management environment or be able to demonstrate transferable skills essential to the role. An understanding of e-procurement systems would be an advantage along with good level of keyboard skills and abilities with applications including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook. Excellent communication skills are essential. Previous experience of NHS working may be advantageous.

Applicants are encouraged to fully consider their match to the person specification detailed for this role. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date : 31st May 2019

Interview date: 11th June 2019

Vacancies may be removed before the end date if applicant numbers are high.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sian Mitchell, Operational Purchasing Manager, on 01202 72 6180.




Why join us? Not only do we offer an excellent service to our patients, we also work hard to support our staff and ensure they feel valued and supported. Every day, we value great team work, improving and adapting, communicating well and taking pride in what we do for patients. We also enjoy a great place to live on the south cost, from award winning beaches to beautiful views!

Advert may be removed before the end date if applicant numbers are high.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

1. Please show us that you are right for this job by relating your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.

2. You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account regularly. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date we regret that your application is unsuccessful this time.

3. If you join us and need a DBS check, we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding) currently £48.43. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.

4. If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.

5. The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

6. In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).

7. Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.

8. Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.



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