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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Apprentice Materials Managment Officer

Job Reference: 328-CP-2595672

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
£10,855 - £18,750 per annum

Apprenticeship Opportunity:

Contract: Fixed Term minimum 18 months

Salary Range: £10,855 - £18,750

As part of its continuing development the Trust wishes to appoint 3 x apprentices to the position of Apprentice Materials Management Officer. This is a challenging role requiring procurement and logistics expertise to support the expansion of the materials management service and the introduction of a GS1 complaint inventory management system.

The successful candidate will work closely with clinical, finance and procurement colleagues across the Trust and be responsible for all aspects of stock management in their designated ward and department. The materials management service is also responsible for obtaining maximum possible benefits from expenditure against goods, seeking ‘best value’, reliability, responsiveness and innovation from suppliers and stakeholders.

Applicants must possess strong IT skills procurement and be willing and eager to learn.

As an apprentice you will be trained in the full range of our office procedures. You will enjoy using a computer, meeting with and helping others and have a desire to provide a high standard of customer service. You must be able to prioritise your own work to meet deadlines, have the ability to follow instructions and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will be confident, have a mature and flexible approach, be a good time keeper and have the ability to work unsupervised to ensure the effective coordination of duties.

In return we will ensure that you receive all the training you need to be able to do this role fully and competently. You will be released for study and supported to achieve a framework of nationally recognised qualifications. You will receive 27 days annual leave and be entitled to a range of discounts on services and products from a number of retailers and organisations in the local area.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants should have minimum of 2 GCSEs A* – C or level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (or equivalent)

Applicants are not eligible to apply if they have previously completed a Level 2 or 3 Customer Service qualification.

Applicants who have previously completed a Level 2 or 3 Business Administration qualification will need to have a qualification unit check at interview to ensure they are eligible to do this apprenticeship.

Please be advised that this advert will close as soon as we have received a sufficient number of applications.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMarc SaaimanJob titleDeputy Head of ProcurementEmail addressmarc.saaiman@nhs.netTelephone number07970 250112

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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