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Senior IT Procurement Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI9427-NY

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Quarry House, Leeds
£65,664 - £75,874 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

This role will be responsible for drafting of a green book compliant business case for the NHS111 Telephony service. The NHS111 telephony platform, underpins the NHS 111 service by delivering 111 calls to the correct provider and making the 111 number free to the caller, was awarded in November 2021. Work has now commencing on the green book compliant business case process for the next procurement round of the NHS 111 Telephony platform, including National Pandemic Flu Service.

The successful candidate for this role will have an in-depth knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework relevant to public sector procurement, including EU procedures and central Government policy.

As a senior IT Procurement Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering one of a number of high-profile work-streams within the Urgent and Emergency Care Programme.

The post holder will also be expected to possess a detailed knowledge and understanding of procurement requirements for IT business cases, and to contribute into any future design and planning process, thus ensuring that the solution design is coherent and fits into the wider Integrated Urgent Care agenda.

The post holder will also be required to develop a number of other business cases relating to technological investments including but not limited to the implementation of technical enablers to support a single virtual contact centre.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Managing the team’s business plan, progress and dashboard reporting and risk and issue management.
  • Develop and implement systems to ensure information is properly managed and best practice is shared across the team, Directorate and the wider NHS organisations as appropriate.
  • Develop the business case and navigate the approvals process
  • Develop the service specifications.
  • Develop the content of the contract schedules working with legal advisors.
  • Manage the live contract(s).
  • Oversight and forecasting of the NHS 111 call spend budget.

For further details contact:

Name: Adrian Price

Job title: Head of IT and Telephony

Email address:

Telephone number: 07885430538

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neuro-divergent.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

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