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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/06/2022.

Procurement Manager (Development Role)

Job Reference: 370-ADM4SUP-4592

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£22,549 to £24,882 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 Manager - Development Role

Do you want to gain experience with an enthusiastic, successful and highly respected procurement team? Would you like to study, learn and work towards a professional qualification and have a career development plan?

Join us in our Procurement Team and you can do both!

Band, Salary and Location Details

Commencement at Band 4 - salary £22,549,

After 12 months move to Band 5 - salary £25,655*

After a further 12 months move to Band 6 at £32,306* moving to £39,029* after a further 5 years

(* Movement into next band levels is subject to meeting pre-defined development objectives)

Location: Warrington Hospital

Requirements: 5 GCSEs including Maths and English A*-C (level 4-9) or level 3 apprenticeship (or equivalent).

Who we are

When people think of the NHS, they often just think about the clinical side of things but did you know that that are lots of other services onc of which is procurement which is all about buying goods and services.


What do we do

We are the team who buy everything from a syringe to a packet of biscuits as well as contracting for major new builds. Part of the wider Finance Division we are experts at selecting and managing suppliers, negotiating prices and assessing risk that enable us to support the Trust in offering our patients the very best of care.


Build your expertise

Working alongside experienced team members, you will get stuck into all aspects of procurement activity from researching what products and services are available in the market to managing our existing partners and suppliers. You will also get to build valuable connections with NHS procurement colleagues up and down the UK, as well as stakeholders in both clinical and corporate teams.


What we are looking for

A team player who has lots of enthusiasm, shows initiative, has an inquisitive nature and an interest in learning and developing. You are a good problem solver, logical, pay attention to detail, and possess the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. You are not worried about taking on a role that requires a high level of training and learning as part of your development and will embrace the opportunity of a full training and development plan designed to support your progress.



You will be working on setting up contracts, evaluating offers and identifying savings daily, so it helps if you’re a big fan of numbers. You’ll also need to be well-organised with the ability to handle lots of different tasks at once. Excel and Word skills are a must.


What’s in it for you?

A great salary, a great team, flexible working and great networking opportunities and some amazing benefits. Plus, the opportunity to add lots more skills to your locker and the opportunity to embark on your Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification.



We would love to talk to you so for a chat about the role or if you have questions contact either

Brian Burge, Head of Procurement on 01925 662940 or

Glenn Harney, Senior Procurement Manager on 01925 662922

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.

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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