Thank you for your interest in the Head of Category (Corporate and Digital) role at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

We recognise that outstanding care can only be delivered through our people.  We want to attract people who can help us deliver our vision. We want in return to help people achieve what they wish in their careers in the NHS at ULHT.

We are always keen to welcome highly skilled, committed and compassionate individuals to our hospitals – people who put patients at the heart of everything they do and are ready to help us achieve our vision.

We’ve taken great pride in building working environments where staff always feel valued, cared for and part of a team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Proud Values

  • Patient-centred – Putting patients at the heart of everything we do, listening and responding to their needs and wishes.
  • Safety – Following ULHT and professional guidelines. Speaking up to make sure patients and staff are safe from harm.
  • Excellence – Striving to be the best that we can be. Innovating and learning from others.
  • Compassion – Caring for patients and their loved ones in ways we would want for our friends and family.
  • Respect – Behaving and using language that demonstrates respect and courtesy to others. Zero tolerance to bullying, inequality, prejudice and discrimination.


Thank you for your interest in the role of Head of Category – Corporate and Digital.  This role sits in our Lincolnshire ICS Procurement Team, and is part of the Procurement Senior Leadership team.

In Lincolnshire, our ICS procurement team works for all three main Trusts in Lincolnshire – ULHT (acute), LCHS (community) and LPFT (mental health).  It is an exciting time to be joining our team, as we have structured our team in a category led way, to ensure we can fully support our stakeholders throughout Lincolnshire.  The team have set category strategies for each of the areas we work with and are actively working to deliver value for money and improved patient services throughout Lincolnshire.  

We have ensured that a procurement training and development programme is in place with all members of the team able to access their CIPS qualifications.  Looking at innovative ways of working, thinking outside of the box and working at pace to support our stakeholders are actively encouraged and some amazing transformations are underway in a number of areas, both led by and supported by procurement teams.

ULHT are on an improvement journey and key actions and improvements undertaken by the Board and all staff is coming to fruition.  The CQC were full of praise after their last inspection and although more work is needed, this Trust continues to improve and is on an exciting trajectory.

The NHS are seeing a number of market challenges, which pose new commercial issues on a daily basis.  Supporting our stakeholders and patients to ensure we get the best value for money and make the best commercial decisions is more critical now than it has ever been.  

If you would like to be part of an award-winning and transformational team, who work at pace and actively seek to make a difference, then we want you to work with us.  We are looking for someone who would like a new challenge.  An individual who is passionate about procurement and getting the right commercial outcome but also someone with empathy for our staff and patients who can work to make changes and come up with new ideas.  

We also would like someone who can nurture the Corporate and Digital team and help them develop and grow over the coming months and years.  NHS and/or experience in the Digital workspace would be helpful, but is not essential – the passion to drive and develop a team and new ways of working is essential.  If this sounds like it would be of interest to you and you can picture yourself joining our team and working to elevate procurement and commercial services in Lincolnshire, then we want to hear from you and we look forward to meeting you.

Sharron Reetham – Deputy Director of Procurement 


Castlefield Recruitment are delighted to be working in partnership with United Lincolnshire NHS Foundation Trust on an exciting Head of Category (Corporate and Digital) opportunity within the Procurement Department.

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The Head of Category – Corporate and Digital will be responsible for driving the delivery of a 3-5 year strategic and operational business plan to ensure the provision of high-quality services and to meet the needs of local service users, and ICS colleagues within LCHS, LPFT and ULHT.

The Head of Category – Corporate and Digital will develop a sound and detailed understanding of the services provided to our colleagues in the Corporate and Digital departments and what their resource requirements are by working collaboratively with them to ensure timely and effective Procurement pipelines, strategies and plans are in place.

The Head of Category – Corporate and Digital will also work collaboratively with Divisional Management teams, Finance business partners and key stakeholders to design and deliver appropriate contracting strategies to help deliver cashable and non-cashable savings, whilst striving for process improvements and efficiencies that also ensure that social value is maximised.

Band 8B – £58,972 – £68,525 

Our Referral Scheme

Should you recommend a candidate not currently registered with Castlefield, who is then successful in starting an assignment via one of our consultants, we will send you a voucher worth £250 or donate the same amount to a charity of your choice.

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Luis Covell

Divisional Lead – Procurement and Supply Chain

Luis is a specialist recruiter for procurement professionals in the NHS and wider public sector. Luis has a particular focus on placing candidates in permanent and interim positions under the Crown Commercial Service via Frameworks RM6277 – Permanent Recruitment Services and RM6229 – Interim & Fixed Term services. He covers a wide variety of roles and levels including; Heads of Procurement, Procurement Specialists, Procurement Officers, Category Managers, Contracts Managers and Buyers.

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