We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the (NHSBSA) as a Commercial Apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Commercial Services Team, based at our Head Office in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through continued guidance, support and training, you will develop skills and knowledge, obtain a recognised qualification and the potential to grow your career with us upon completion of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is open to everyone who meets the person specification.
Who are the ?
The (NHSBSA) is an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care. We manage over £35 billion of NHS spend annually delivering a range of national services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public. Our purpose is to be a catalyst for better health and our vision is to be the delivery partner of choice for the NHS
What is the role?
The Commercial Services Team makes sure that our operational business has the right suppliers and contracts in place to support all of our activities. These range from technology and digital projects, property and facilities, print, corporate and professional services.
You will be joining the NHSBSA at an exciting time as we start our new 3 year plan. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, you will be supporting the Commercial Services Team on a range of procurement and contract management activities, carrying out research and analysis on the markets and learning how to operate as an effective commercial specialist.
The successful candidate will be able to build strong professional relationships with colleagues and actively promote customer-led thinking so that effective sourcing and contract management strategies are created and clear direction is given across the NHSBSA and its stakeholder group.
We are looking for an individual with an ability to demonstrate sound commercial knowledge and a keen interest in public procurement. You will be articulate and have strong verbal and written communication skills, enabling you to present ideas, influence and support negotiations.
As part of your apprenticeship 20% of your contracted hours will be spent in off-the job learning, studying towards your qualification. You will be attending 1-days training per week throughout the apprenticeship.
What do we offer?
You will be employed as a Commercial Apprentice and will undertake a CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) Level 4 Apprenticeship. You will be offered a Fixed Term Contract for 24 months and you will be paid a starting salary of £24,907. Upon satisfactory completion of your apprenticeship (which usually takes 16 months), there is the potential opportunity to move onto a permanent contract. You will also receive 27 days annual leave (pro rata), access to lots of NHS discounts, and the opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme.
What support will you get?
From the moment you start with the Commercial Services Team you will receive all the support you need to help you settle into your apprenticeship and your new role. Support will range from a comprehensive induction and then follow up support from your line manager as well as the assessor from the Training Provider, guiding you through your apprenticeship to offer advice and guidance.
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