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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2022.

Assistant Category Specialist

Job Reference: 192-CS-22-0283

Employer:
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Department:
NHS South of England Procurement Service
Location:
Fareham
Salary:
£22,549 to £24,882 per annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Being You @ PHU

Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU).

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


Assistant Category Specialist

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated Assistant Category Specialist (non-clinical), you will work closely with a range of staff across the organisation and beyond, playing a significant role in the continued development of a high-quality service.

 

The role will require the candidate to deliver Procurement exercises and projects across a variety of categories while providing a highly professional service across both NHS Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

 

Also, to take responsibility for the purchase of goods by delivering a portfolio of medium to high value contracts and develop new and innovative methods of evaluating tender returns to maximise cash releasing benefits.

 

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

 

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.

 

NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS) 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.

 

There will be a requirement for all post holders to be mobile and attend meetings at client sites, so travel across the geographical area will be expected. NHS South of England Procurement Services are based in Segensworth, Fareham (Junction 9 of M27).

 

As part of your pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Also ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct.

 

For informal enquiries, please contact the Holly Smith, Head of Procurement on 01489 779736 or email: holly.smith@porthosp.nhs.uk

Closing Date: 08th March 2022




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