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Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-129-A

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral
£24,214 - £30,112 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

The Procurement Department at Wirral University Teaching Hospital has a vacancy for an experienced Buyer to join the team. Procurement is recognised by the Trust as a key enabler of transformational business change and this post presents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to support the procurement workstream for Indirect spend.

The post holder will work closely with the Divisions and finance team to identify opportunities and deliver procurement schemes to improve patient care and outcomes and deliver savings for the Procurement work stream of the Trust’s Cost Improvement Programme.

The post holder will be a highly motivated individual able to work independently and interdependently with procurement colleagues, clinicians, project groups and wider stakeholders to ensure that the dual objectives of delivering excellent patient care and delivering savings and efficiencies are met.

The successful candidate will be qualified (as a minimum) to CIPS Advanced Diploma level and be willing to study for Professional Level Diploma if not fully qualified, will have demonstrable experience of leading a range of successful procurement initiatives, and the ability and commitment to manage a demanding and full programme of work. The post holder will be accountable for the successful delivery of their own work plan and will be used to working within a procurement environment that is rigorously performance managed.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of managing procurement exercises for a wide range of non-clinical products and services, and will have practical experience of conducting EU compliant tendering exercises. They will also possess the excellent communication and inter-personal skills necessary to represent the Procurement Department at meetings and events with internal and external stakeholders.

If you are ready for this challenge and have the necessary skills and experience that this post demands, please apply giving detailed examples of successful projects that you have personally delivered and the benefits and savings that were achieved.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Wendy Jolley - Divisional Procurement Manager


Email or


Tel:0151 482 7592

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