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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2021.

Senior Procurement Manager (Band 7)

Job Reference: 370-ADM7SUP-2469A

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
370 COR FCD F&S Supplies - 536603
£38,890 to £44,503 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.

Senior Procurement Manager

Band 7

Three hospitals, two sites, one great team!

The Procurement function at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WHH FT) is very well respected at both at Board level and throughout the organisation and is widely regarded as a well led and highly performing team always looking for new and innovative ways of improving the service provided.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated Senior Procurement Manager. You will work closely with a range of Clinical Business Units and Corporate Services, playing a significant role in supporting delivery of the Trust’s objectives in providing a high quality and patient focused service whilst demonstrating value for money. In addition, this role is also key to supporting the wider collaborative procurement initiatives across Cheshire and Merseyside with great opportunities for networking and further skills development.

The successful candidate

Will be educated to degree level or equivalent with full membership of CIPs or equivalent relevant experience. You will have a proven track record of delivering a wide variety of procurement projects within tight timescales along with proven problem solving techniques.

You will be proficient in negotiation and influencing changes, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels.

Excellent analytical and numerical skills are essential as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages such as Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Informal Discussions

For informal discussions about the post, please telephone Brian Burge, Deputy Head of Procurement, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 01925 662940 or email


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.

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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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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