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PA Procurement

Job Reference: 160-393400

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
160 Procurement (1602421)
£22,549 to £24,882 pa pro-rata


CQC rated Outstanding
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Please note: We may close this advert early if we receive sufficient applications

Personal Assistant - Procurement

We are looking for an experienced Personal Assistant to provide a comprehensive, effective, and efficient administrative service to the Associate Director of Procurement and Senior Managers within our Health Procurement Liverpool (HPL) team.

Health Procurement Liverpool is a specialist procurement alliance consisting of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital.

HPL was established in April 2021 and is hosted by The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. Each organisation is an equal partner with all organisations working together to set the strategic direction of the service.

Collectively our annual non pay expenditure is over £600 million with the Procurement function being responsible for supporting our clinical and business colleagues to ensure all goods and services are procured compliantly, deliver value to our services and most importantly our patients.

This is an exciting time to join HPL, a service that is leading the way in procurement collaboration across the region.

This role is perfect for an experienced personal assistant who is self-motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable. The role is diverse, and the priorities of the role can change depending on situations, the successful candidate must have the ability to be both proactive and reactive. The PA is a key role in ensuring that the needs of the Associate Director of Procurement and senior managers within the team are met.

This role requires excellent organisational skill and the ability to manage a demanding workload with tight deadlines. The post holder must be able to prioritise multiple tasks.

The successful candidate will have a high level of professionalism, be experienced within a PA role, be fully competent in professional minuting and report writing for Board and Committee meetings and have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop relationships with key contacts across HPL organisations.

If you possess these attributes and skills, we would welcome your application for this role.

The role is part time (Monday - Friday), applications are welcome for flexible working preferably over 4/5 days per week, however 3 days per week may be considered.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Katie Tootill Associate Director of Procurement 07816 353994.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the HR Services Team on 0151 556 3124 or 0151 556 3217 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

All positions at The Walton Centre are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Flexible working requests will be considered and any decisions based on service need.

Any applicants requiring a DBS check are encouraged to sign up to the DBS update service.

Any trans applicants who will require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team (0151 676 1452 or email with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team are then able to preventany previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

In accordance with GDPR legislation we are required to inform you that should you apply for a role in the Trust your details will be kept on the NHSJobs webiste for a period of 14 months from application and then destroyed.

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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