Supply Chain Operative

University Hospital of North Midlands


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Job summary

This post offers an excellent on-the-job training opportunity in our customer focused, proactive Supplies and Procurement Department which is responsible for purchasing a comprehensive range of goods and services and delivering an enhanced materials management services to wards and theatres.

Main duties of the job

This role entails a range of supply chain duties that encompasses, raising orders, stock receipting, stock delivery, stock management and stock replenishment. The post involves the use of computerised ordering systems and Microsoft Office Applications e.g. Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Candidates should have good interpersonal and customer service skills, a good standard of written and verbal English, good organisational skills and be able to work as an effective team member together with a flexible and self-motivated approach to work.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.

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 were 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Experience/knowledge to competently use Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel and Outlook.


  • Knowledge of NHS materials ordering system
  • 4 GCSE's Grade c or above OR NVQII in related subject - or equivalent Experience
  • Completed Level 3 Qualification ECDL or similar qualification



  • Working knowledge/ Experience of P2P systems, Materials Management and/or stock control technology. Ability to embrace new technology and methodologies.


  • Previous experience working within NHS Material Management
  • Experience of handling and resolving customer queries

Skills & Ability


  • Ability to organise, prioritise and forward plan workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent customer focus.
  • Experience of multi-tasking in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to respond to immediate changes in work priorities/demand
  • Good Keyboard skills and knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office software
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to handle queries/complaints effectively
  • Ability to meet timescales.
  • Flexible approach to work/adaptable/willing to cover for others

Personal Qualities


  • Enthusiastic/Positive/Self-motivated.
  • Job involves manual labour - On-going requirement throughout the working day to manoeuvre, handle stock and materials in line with manual handling techniques
  • willingness to embrace new ways of working

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


New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton Road


WV10 0QP

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Caroline Harper


Date posted

25 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 2


£18,546 to £19,918 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton Road


WV10 0QP

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