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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2021.

Specialist IT Contracts Manager and Commercial Lead

Job Reference: 449-CP880

Solent NHS Trust
Trust Headquarters
£45,753 - £51,668 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

The Solent NHS Trust are looking to recruit aSpecialist Contracts Manager and Commercial Lead to join their Commercial Team! This is a key Commercial role within the Trust, so applicants must be able to demonstrate they have the commercial capacity and capability to effectively Contract Management and support the delivery of the IT Future Model to ensure the IT provision can respond to future demands and developments that can occur within the IT environment.

In the post, you can expect to undertake the following tasks;

  • Supporting IT through its transformation programme and implementation of the IT Future Operating Model therefore it requires expert knowledge of I.T contract and supplier relationship management.
  • To oversee the IT Category spend/income and will take a category management approach to assessment and management of activity/spend within the I.T category.
  • Leading the development and successful delivery of procurements to support the IT Future Operating Model including the supporting in the exit of suppliers and mobilisation of new suppliers and the transfer of services to the new supplier. A key part of this work will be ensuring that tenders are compliant with current legislation and any interventions/approvals that may need to be included/sought from local, regional and national organisations and managing any risks, mitigation and reporting issues to the relevant internal stakeholders.


Applicants must be able to understand complex specifications and data requirements needed with the IT environment and be able react quickly to market changes. As well as this. applicants must able to demonstrate procurement and contract management experience in IT as a specialism. This experience should include development of complex procurement documents and an understanding of Terms and Conditions of Contracts for IT.


If you are interested in this diverse position and would like some more details on the post, please do contact Sue Wareham (Commercial Business Partner and Head of Procurement) on 02381 030348.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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