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Apprentice Operational Procurement Assistant

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Job summary

The Apprentice Operational Procurement Assistant will support the operational procurement team, processing orders and requisitions in accordance with proceduresensuring compliance for revenue spend. They will liaise with customers, suppliers, colleagues in finance and receipts & distribution,investigating queries, providing assistance and advice where necessary. This post isintegral in supporting the Department in the delivery of the Trust's Procurement objectives.

Main duties of the job

To produce purchase orders, order amendments, tenders/quotes, letters and memoranda.

To handle telephone enquiries from customers and suppliers taking any such action that might be needed

Manage a portfolio of low value contracts

To resolve invoice queries liaising with finance, requisitioner, budget holder and receipts and distribution centre where necessary.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Date posted

28 September 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience per hour

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

15 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

205-4505337-A

Job locations

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Road

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details on general duties.

For more details on the post, please contact Caroline Harper (see contact details)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details on general duties.

For more details on the post, please contact Caroline Harper (see contact details)

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications

Essential

  • Good level of general education, GCSE grade c or above at Maths and English
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office: Word, Excel, access and Power-point


Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in customer service or business administration
  • CIPS qualification or similar qualification in procurement, supply chain and logistics.


Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise workload in response to service need
  • Ability to work autonomously and be accountable for own actions
  • Able to utilise initiative to solve problems and develop the service
  • Ability to work as part of the wider team
  • Good influencing and networking skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner
  • Ability to follow complex instructions and make the complex simple
  • Ability to understand, interpret and critically analyse data and information


Desirable

  • Experience of working across boundaries to develop networks with key stakeholders
  • Experience of using purchase to payt (P2P) systems
  • Customer service experience


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Positive mindset in respect of - Supporting organisational change; learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Effective interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
  • Takes responsibility and is accountable for delivering to their agreed objectives
  • Acts to support and enable effective teamwork
  • Delivers work of consistent and predictable high quality
  • There is a frequent requirement for prolonged concentration when facilitating
  • Motivated by personal development

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications

Essential

  • Good level of general education, GCSE grade c or above at Maths and English
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office: Word, Excel, access and Power-point


Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in customer service or business administration
  • CIPS qualification or similar qualification in procurement, supply chain and logistics.


Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise workload in response to service need
  • Ability to work autonomously and be accountable for own actions
  • Able to utilise initiative to solve problems and develop the service
  • Ability to work as part of the wider team
  • Good influencing and networking skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner
  • Ability to follow complex instructions and make the complex simple
  • Ability to understand, interpret and critically analyse data and information


Desirable

  • Experience of working across boundaries to develop networks with key stakeholders
  • Experience of using purchase to payt (P2P) systems
  • Customer service experience


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Positive mindset in respect of - Supporting organisational change; learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Effective interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
  • Takes responsibility and is accountable for delivering to their agreed objectives
  • Acts to support and enable effective teamwork
  • Delivers work of consistent and predictable high quality
  • There is a frequent requirement for prolonged concentration when facilitating
  • Motivated by personal development


Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Road

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

Employer's website

https://www.uhnm.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Road

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

Employer's website

https://www.uhnm.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

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