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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/01/2022.

Contracts Manager

Job Reference: 202-A-22-16028

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Exeter HQ
£32,306 - £39,027 PA

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Procurement Department for a Contract Compliance Officer based at South Western Ambulance Service HQ at Exeter assisting the Head of Procurement. South Western Ambulance Service covers 20% of the landmass of the UK so we are a very busy and dynamic organisation, enabling the Trust to meet the increasing demands of the Health Service

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake and manage complex procurements across a range of products and services from the identification of a requirement to the award of contract. This will include liaising with senior managers and contractors, ensuring best value and the delivery of savings.

The successful candidate will possess or be working towards their full MCIPS (or equivalent) accreditation.

This is an extremely busy and interesting department to work in. You will meet a different challenge every day and the successful candidate will be an integral part of the team providing a first class procurement service to the Trust.

The Department recognises that every product and service it procures on behalf of the Trust will affect each patient, to this end the Department is committed to providing best value products and services.

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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