Procurement Specialist (Healthcare).2937

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/10/2019 23:59
£32,029 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
28 Oct
Further Information

The Service
Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council & Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; the Procurement Shared Service is a ground-breaking collaboration between Local Authority and NHS. The service, now into its fourth year, provides a sustainable and cost-effective procurement service, which helps drive economic benefits and service quality for its stakeholder organisations.

Please see below links to the websites of Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS
Foundation Trust:

Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust; the Shared Procurement Service is a ground-breaking collaboration between Local Authority and NHS. It’s aim is to provide a sustainable and cost effective procurement service which helps drive economic benefits and service quality for both stakeholder organisations.

About the Role

Reporting into the Senior Procurement Specialist (Healthcare), the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of a defined number of procurement projects across the two stakeholder organisations and supporting the activities of the Senior Procurement Specialist.

As the role crosses both Clinical NHS and Local Authority, Public Health and Wellbeing portfolios, expertise in these areas of procurement is desirable but not essential. However, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to draw on a well-developed set of procurement skills and commercial business acumen, developed from previous experience working in the public sector. Working with our clients throughout the stakeholder organisations, you will maintain a strong focus on delivering value for money and maximising cost reduction opportunities.

Those joining the Shared Procurement Service will have a unique opportunity to make a real contribution to shape the direction of this new service. Successful applicants will be proactive and enjoy being challenged by new areas and activities; they will also possess excellent communication and team working skills.

The role provides an excellent opportunity for flexible working including working within an agile environment across a number of offices including Morpeth and Cobalt Business Park, which is located close to Newcastle city centre offering easy commuting with an extensive road network.

We are committed to offering a work-life balance and as a renowned visitor destination, Northumberland is the perfect location to strike this balance.
Please find the job description attached here

We are offering a competitive salary of £32,029 - £35,934

For an informal discussion about the role please contact, Deborah Beckwith, Senior Procurement Specialist (Healthcare) on
07920 240571.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or claire.coe@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service

This post will close at midnight on Monday 28th October 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.