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Head of Procurement

Job Reference: 202-A-21-14779

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ, Exeter
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

An exciting opportunity has become available for the post of Head of Procurement.  This is a senior management role within the Finance Directorate that will be responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of the  purchase and supply function of the Trust.   

The role will be responsible for leading the Procurement team and supporting it and others to achieve optimal value for money and savings through working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will provide expert advice and support in the development, design and implementation of all tendering in line with legislation to achieve a compliant and cost effective regional procurement service in line with the Trust Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.

The role will require you to be MCIPS qualified.

Whilst initially the role will be working remotely, there will be requirements at times in the future to also work out of the HQ offices in Exeter.



At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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