Career Opportunity: Vacancy for a Procurement Manager in Leeds

Job Reference: 984-NAT-CSR-R10-4027-A

Employer: Health Education England
Department: Finance
Location: Blenheim House, Leeds
Salary: £31,696 – £41,787


All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

The Role

Based within the Leeds office, the Procurement and contracts team sits within the finance directorate and is part of the HEE national finance systems team.

Supporting the Senior Procurement Lead, the procurement manager will maintain and develop HEE national policy relating to procurement, ensuring a standardised approach across one HEE.

The procurement manager will ensure that all staff undertaking procurement activities are supported in the procurement process and will act as the key point of contact with the single HEE procurement service provider.

The successful candidate will educated to post graduate level and hold full membership (or working towards) MCIPS qualification.

Expected competencies are contained in the job description. The post holder would be expected to hold:

  • Specialist understanding of procurement best practice, procurement law and public sector procurement regulations
  • Detailed knowledge of maintaining confidentiality and implementing data protection legislation requirements including information governance
  • Demonstrated experience of coordinating procurement projects in complex and challenging environments
  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment with diverse stakeholder input
  • Experience of drafting procurement briefing papers and correspondence at senior management level
  • Experience of managing procurement risks and reporting

About Health Education England

We employ nearly 2,500 people, most of whom are based in local teams across England.

We recruit doctors and dentists into training and we fund and support the training of a range of multi-professional staff and apprentices. We are responsible for supporting the NHS Constitution and embedding the NHS Values into everyday activity in the NHS.

We operate a single system of dispersed leadership. We work alongside a range of other national system leaders, such as the Department of Health and NHS England, as well as the providers of local NHS services and higher education institutions.

We believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce there is no NHS. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Each and every one of us can make a positive difference to patient care.

Benefits of working for Health Education England

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (Increases to 33 days dependant on service)
  • Enrolment into a comprehensive employer pension (NHS Pension Scheme) or the NEST Pension Scheme
  • Dedicated Opportunities for career progression and personal development
  • Comprehensive package of additional staff benefits including:
  • Employee Assistance Programme including legal support
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme
  • Access to a health care plan
  • HASSRA – Health and leisure discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
This post will be subject to a ‘pooled’ recruitment exercise. The pools that exist are as follows:
  • Round 1: Existing HEE staff at risk from the CSR implementation process
  • Round 2: Existing HEE staff with an alternative outcome
  • Round 3: External candidates

Interview Date: 27th or 28th February 2018

For further details/informal visits contact: Sean Hinchliffe (

NHS Jobs messages: If you have a query relating to your application process please contact The Recruitment Team on 0300 3230201.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution.

HEE is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that HEE has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for HEE.

Please note if you are successful at interview then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

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