Leeds Teaching NHS Trust is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, with 17,000 staff and a £1.3bn spend. The Trust is responsible for providing hospital and specialist services across seven sites and additionally host the Yorkshire Nightingale Hospital.

The city of Leeds is known for its strong presence in the medical and healthcare sectors and is the home to the headquarters of NHS England, Department of Health and NHS Digital. Leeds also has strong links with professional services, digital and manufacturing sectors and adopts a city-wide collaborative approach to drive innovation and development.

Leeds Teaching NHS Trust are at the forefront of this development and are a key partner in developing the new Leeds Innovation District – in collaboration with University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council.

Leeds is central to the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan, which will provide £600m+ investment in two state of the art hospitals – a new Leeds General Infirmary and Leeds Children’s Hospital. This will ensure that Leeds remains a renowned centre for specialist services with modern environmentally sustainable sites.

    The Leeds Way

    The Leeds Way is a set of visions and values, which was developed by Leeds Teaching NHS Trust and undertaken through a large staff engagement programme. Staff were asked to describe the behaviours and leadership they believed were needed to be the very best and to achieve our vision. The resulting programme is now embedded in to all aspects of the Trust’s work and staff across the organisation work to the following goals:

      • The best for patient safety, quality and experience
      • The best place to work
      • Centre of excellent for specialist services, research, education and innovation
      • Seamless and integrated care
      • Financial sustainability


        Castlefield Recruitment are delighted to be working in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to recruit an Associate Director of Procurement.

        Band 8D – £75,914 – £87,754 per annum

        This newly created post represents a unique opportunity in the regional NHS procurement market, with a senior role within one of the most established and respected Procurement Departments in the NHS.

        The Associate Director will play a key role in the continued success of the Trust, during an exciting period of development and investment. There will be a clearly defined progression route to Director level (Band 9), which will provide a platform for the successful candidate to influence the national NHS procurement agenda.
        Key responsibilities will include;

        •Development of Trust wide sourcing strategies for non-pay spend of £200m p.a. including Capital Programmes and ongoing revenue budgets

        •Provide expert sourcing direction and influence strategy across the Trust

        •Provide leadership to a large established Procurement Team and ensure that management and recruitment policy follow The Leeds Way values

        •Lead and manage delivery of bespoke major transformational change projects

        Candidate Pack

        Want to find out more about working for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals?

        Download the candidate pack and get all the information you need to ensure this is the perfect opportunity for you.

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        Our Locations

        Leeds General Infirmary

        St James's University Hospital

        Chapel Allerton Hospital

        Leeds Children's Hospital

        Leeds Dental Institute

        Seacroft Hospital

        Wharfedale Hospital

        Leeds Cancer Centre

        Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber


        Meet the Consultant

        Luis Covell

        Luis is a specialist recruiter for procurement professionals in the NHS and wider public sector across Yorkshire, North East and the East Midlands. Luis 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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