Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are part of the most important integrated health and social care transformation ever attempted in the UK, which has brought our 10 hospitals together with North Manchester General Hospital having become the latest addition to the Trust on 1st April 2021, to deliver a Single Hospital Service that is both sustainable and high-functioning. With a large population to care for, it is of vital importance that we create a cost-effective and efficient service that can accommodate the needs of this generation and the next, and as such, we are challenging ourselves to find better ways of working.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

    Our Vision and Values

    Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

    • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
    • Attracts, develops and retains great people
    • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

    Our values are the principles which guide the way we work every day, to ensure our services are the very best they can be for our patients and for our workforce:

    • Everyone Matters
    • Working Together
    • Dignity and Care


      Castlefield Recruitment are delighted to be working in partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) to recruit a Deputy Head of Purchasing.

      Simon Walsh – Group Procurement Director

      “Manchester University NHS FT is a large complex organisation that demands a progressive and modern procurement function that supports the delivery of high quality services.

      The Group Procurement Service provides fully integrated Purchase to Pay system with contracting; cataloguing; compliance; accounts payable and inventory management organised in a unified way.

      The Trust has a total non-pay budget of £770m and our ambition is to ensure that every single pound is effectively spent.

      Our Deputy Head’s of Purchasing are key to delivering professional purchasing support to our hospitals; clinical and Community Services along with supporting our Group functions.

      We are level Two NHS Standards Accredited and judged excellent in recent Use of Resource reviews – we are committed to learning and development.

      MFT offers a fantastic range of opportunities – join us on that journey.”

        Candidate Pack

        Want to find out more about working for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust?  Download the candidate pack and get all the information you need to ensure this is the perfect opportunity for you. Click the link button to download.


        Meet the Consultant

        Dominic Parkinson

        Dominic Parkinson is a specialist recruiter for procurement professionals who work within the public sector, including the NHS, Housing Associations, Charities, Local/Central Government and Education. Dominic has a particular focus on placing candidates in permanent and interim positions under the Crown Commercial Service via Frameworks RM6002 – Permanent Recruitment Services and RM6160 – 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.

        How to Apply

        To apply please send us your CV by clicking the button below

        Alternatively, book in a call with one of our NHS specialist recruitment consultants to find out more about the role and the NHS as a employer.

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