Trainee Assistant Procurement Officer - Virtual Learning Academy

Job reference: 148738

Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 – £30,019)

Job closing date: 31/05/2023

Job Type: Administrative Services

Location: Stadium Road (Inverness)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Job posted date: 09/05/2023

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Highland

Department: Procurement

Year 1: 70% of the pay band maximum;

Year 2: 75% of the pay band maximum

(uplifted to Scottish Living Wage per annum)​​​​​​​

NHS Highland is seeking to recruit a Modern Apprentice to work as part of our Procurement team, providing an effective and efficient supplies service to NHS Highland, and specifically purchasing a range of goods and services which support the provision of healthcare.

This is an exciting opportunity for a school leaver or anyone looking for a fulfilling career, earning a wage whilst studying to gain an industry-recognised qualification. The training programme will be coordinated by the Virtual Learning Academy, and the successful applicant will undertake an SVQ level 2 and/or 3 in Business Administration whilst learning valuable workplace skills and experience.

This role will involve working with colleagues right across NHS Highland, supporting them in all things Procurement and providing technical support across the board.

Working for the NHS offers many advantages, including opportunities for learning and career development whilst offering a fair and transparent pay structure with competitive and flexible benefits. With one of the most generous pension schemes on offer in the UK, you’ll also have unique access to NHS discounts schemes including highincluding high street stores, insurance companies, holiday firms and restaurants.

Ideal candidates will have excellent communications skills, the ability to multitask and prioritise, accurate attention to detail and be able to work as part of a team.

Qualifications required – a minimum of 5 x National 5/intermediate 2 grades at A or B, or standard grade passes at Level 1, 2 or 3 to include English and maths.

Informal contact: Kathleen Lohse- Business and Performance Manager, email:

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