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Procurement Assistant (Bridgewater) Band 3

Job Reference: 370-ADM3SUP-3178

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
370 COR FCD F&S Supplies - 536603
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. WE provide a first-class service from our two acute (secondary) care hospitals across two sites in the boroughs of Warrington and Halton, supporting a diverse population of 330,000. It has approximately 4,700 staff and an annual turnover of c.£317m.

The majority of our emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital. The Halton Hospital site is home to the Nightingale Building, a centre of excellence for routine surgery, and the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, housing our orthopaedic surgery services.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Inclusive, Kind, Embracing Change

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey. WHH is also an Armed Forces Friendly organisation and welcomes applications from members of the Military Veteran and Armed Forces Community.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Procurement Assistants (x2)

Band 3

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater)

Are you motivated and passionate about your work and looking for a new challenge?

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is working in collaboration with Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals (WHH FT) and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (Mersey Care) (incorporating the former North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) to shape the development of procurement and to be at the forefront of change. In the current climate, working in procurement couldn’t be more rewarding. Be part of a team that makes a real difference playing a significant role in supporting the delivery of the Trust’s objectives in providing a high quality and patient focused service whilst demonstrating value for money.

The role

As Procurement Assistant for Bridgewater, you will be reporting directly into the Procurement Supervisor to assist and contribute to the effective management and control of the Trust non-pay expenditure for Bridgewater whilst supporting wider collaborative procurement initiatives that offer real long term benefits across the NHS and its wider community.

The role also supports the Senior Head of Procurement & Procurement Manager in championing strategic collaboration working with procurement leads and external groups. Further detailed information is contained within our comprehensive Job Description

The successful candidate must have

  • 5 GCSE’s (A-C) or equivalent including Math’s and English Language or Educated to NVQ Level 3, A level standard or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Procurement, Customer Care
  • Excellent organisation & interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

You will be employed by and based in the offices at WHH FT although you must remain flexible to work across different Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust sites as and when required.

Informal Discussions


For informal discussions about the post please telephone Paul Foster, Senior Head of Procurement (Community and Mental Health)on 01925 662044 or by e-mail

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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