Apprentice Procurement Assistant Healthcare Management Solutions Ltd

The apprentice will be expected to support the operation of the business by providing an effective and professional support to the Procurement Manager to ensure quality cost-effective good and services are available to the portfolio of care homes through the use of transparent and thorough procurement processes.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Contracted hours are 37.5 per week. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with half an hour unpaid lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful apprentice will be responsible for undertaking the following roles

  • Providing support and work closely with the Procurement Manager
  • To assist with procurement processes and maintain accurate records and contract files
  • To develop relationships with suppliers, promote positive working relationships and ensure excellent customer service
  • To provide support to the care homes and assist with resolution of queries relating to contractual agreements and identify any potential arising requirements
  • To collate feedback from internal and external stakeholders relating to suppliers performance
  • To provide reports, prepare and develop documentation as required
  • To keep up to date with developments in procurement working methods
  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job and to participate in appropriate training activities
  • To undertake such other duties, training and or hours of work as may be resonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Professional presentation and time keeping
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient in the use of MS office applications such as word, excel, outlook and the internet
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with ability to understand and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and on own initiative
  • Experience in drafting, editing and updating files and keeping excellent autiable documents
  • Experience working within purchasing or procurement function
  • Ability to prepare and present reports for senior management
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with regulated services
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexities of decentralised purchasing

Personal qualities

  • A driven individual who can work equally well as part of a team as well as on their own
  • A keen attitude to learn
  • Capability to understand and follow directions in a variety of formats
  • A forward thinking person with the ability to take on board growing responsibilities as they progress and the role develops

Qualifications required

  • A-C in English and Maths
  • Ideally 5 A-C GCSE's or equivalent

Future prospects

Following the completion of a successful Advanced Apprenticeship there may be the opportunity for the candidate to develop in to a procurement orientated position, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start a career in the industry.

About the employer

The UK's leading Care Home Management and Consultancy business, HCMS has a proven track record of turning under-performing care homes in to high quality and commercially successful units. From our dedicated Head Office we operate a team of Regional Managers, Consultants and Support Professionals. Over the past 15 years our team has operated in excess of 500 homes and carefully handled everything from resolving regulatory and contracting difficulties, arranging continuity of suppliers, to recruiting and training of staff.


Healthcare Management Solutions Ltd



Alcester Road


B47 6JR

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Training provider

The apprentice will complete the following training

  • BTEC in Business and Administration Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English, Maths and ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Omega Training Services Ltd


Natalie Black 0121 433 3548

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017