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Purchasing Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Purchasing Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum pro rata
24/05/2019 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


The Procurement Department at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is provides services across the whole health economy in Cumbria and North Lancashire. We now require an additional Purchasing Assistant to join their busy Procurement Department.

The successful candidate will be based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and reporting to the Procurement Support Manager, as part of a wider team, will be responsible for providing a fast, efficient and friendly purchase order processing service to wards and departments

The Purchasing Assistant will also be responsible for liaising with internal customers and suppliers, dealing with invoice queries and updating departmental records.

As a minimum, candidates should have experience of working within a customer service focussed environment, possess a friendly and confident telephone manner and be computer literate.

Please ensure that you meet the requirement of the job specification before applying for this post. Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions apply.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.


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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Dowell, Deputy Head Procurement on 01539 716632 or Sue Brogan, Procurement Support Manager on 01524 516456.