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Procurement Projects Assistant

Job Reference: 185-A-22-128772

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Royal Devon and Exeter NHS FT)
Finance/ Procurement
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the Royal Devon received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

The PPSA has an exciting opportunity to join its team as a Procurement Projects Assistant. We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual with strong administration and communication skills with an eye for detail. This is a key role supporting the PPSA team so we are looking for someone who is conscientious, well organised who can also work independently to achieve deadlines.

The Procurement Projects Assistant is an important administrative role in supporting the PPSA to deliver a range of procurement projects and manage its portfolio of contracts. The role is primarily responsible in providing day to day support to the PPSA and to assist the PPSA Category Managers on the delivery of procurement activities including tendering and ongoing contract management.

We are a dynamic NHS procurement organisation, established by the NHS for the NHS, providing an integrated, collaborative procurement and commercial service to drive efficiencies across a number of NHS organisations.

Working across multi-organisations, it is anticipated that the successful applicant will be based in Exeter (although there could be flexibility locally for the right candidate) with an opportunity for some home working.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: Band 3 - £20,330 to £21,777 per annum

If you wish to learn more about this post, please contact Alison Moorhouse, Head of Performance & Procurement Support on 07770 398 302 or e-mail

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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