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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2022.

Assistant Procurement Specialist- Non Clinical

Job Reference: 192-CS-22-0502

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£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.

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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 Procurement Specialist

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Assistant Procurement Specialist. 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 Assistant Procurement Specialist role will require the candidate to support the delivery of procurement exercises and projects across the Corporate division for both Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. The Corporate division covers non-medical non-clinical areas such as IT, consultancy, uniform, catering, furniture, stationery, estates, etc. The successful candidate will be required to support the Procurement Specialists and Managers with the purchase of goods and services and assist in the delivery of a portfolio of medium to high value contracts, whilst maximising cash releasing benefits.

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

This is a busy, interesting and dynamic 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. You will be part of a great team, within a friendly working environment. 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.

To recognise and reward your contribution we provide a range of great staff benefits. You’ll be eligible for a generous NHS pension scheme as well as all standard NHS terms of service and annual leave. You will have access to Health Service Discounts which provide NHS employees and their families with a range of discounts across various categories. E.g. travel, high street shopping, grocery shopping, etc.

We also offer great learning and development opportunities to progress your career, with financial support as well as study leave to help you grow and develop your skills. We’ll fund the cost of your CIPS books, as well as your exams and annual CIPS membership fee, along with fully paid study leave to provide you with the best opportunity to support your CIPS journey.

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 is based in Segensworth (Junction 9 of M27).

For informal enquiries, please contact the Holly Smith on 07771 814702 or Email:

Closing Date: 20th May 2022.

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