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Lead Divisional Buyer - Surgery & Critical Care (BAND 5)

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Divisional Buyer
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Lancaster, Kendal or Carlisle
Lancaster, Kendal or Carlisle
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
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The Procurement Department at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the whole health economy in Cumbria and North Lancashire and require a Divisional Buyer to join their recently created Integrated Procurement service, which will service North Cumbria University Hospital Trust, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as well as University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Reporting to the Integrated Procurement Manager, the Divisional Buyer role will play an integral part in embedding the Procurement function within a specified Division across the hospital sites and be a key driver of cost reduction and compliance.

You will be required to be based at Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster or Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

As a minimum, you should be CIPS qualified and have substantial experience of working within a Procurement function, preferably at a lead/Senior Buyer level.

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.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Dowell, Deputy Head Procurement on 01539 716632 or 01228 814059 or Kathryn Howarth on 01524 516451.