Head of Procurement


Dear Prospective Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the Head of Procurement role with Community Health Partnerships (CHP), an NHS company working in partnership with local health and care systems.

CHP was set up by the Department of Health and Social Care to provide high quality health and social care facilities which meet local needs – our purpose is to provide innovative and sustainable spaces for patient care. Our properties house GP services, community nursing, rehabilitation services, outpatients, diagnostic services, pharmacies, dental services, and other community services.

We have three main arms – investment specialists, estate managers and advisory service regarding strategic estates matters. Our people understand primary and community infrastructure and work tirelessly to support the NHS integrate services and deliver excellent patient care. We are part of the NHS family.

We strive to lead the field in what we do. Our priorities and our people support this. They encompass the ambition we have for the future; and our willingness to innovate and change in order to deliver improved health outcomes in local communities. Our expertise is highly valued by those we work with. We prioritise our active participation in local conversations in order to align our portfolio to emerging clinical service models and service contract needs.

As the context within which we operate continues to evolve, so too must we as an organisation. Our focus on developing our organisational capability and capacity – the shaping of our teams, the development of our staff and the capability of our leadership – remains a priority to ensure that we are well positioned to achieve our ambitions and continue to support our partners in our changing environment.

CHP is transforming and has been through significant organisational changes. As the NHS reorganised into Integrated Care Systems, CHP has been on its own journey of change to ensure it remains fit for the future and can respond to the NHS and infrastructure challenges. You will join us at an exciting time of change as our strategic direction focuses on effective management of existing estate and better meeting customer needs through existing buildings.

Due to a current vacancy on our Procurement team coming available, we are seeking to appoint a leader and subject matter expert in this area on a 12-month contract to run this department. The role will involve leading and developing a team of three, overseeing the smooth running of the department, taking responsibility for reviewing the departments processes and strategy, working closely with peers on the Senior Leaderships Team, liaising with the Department of Health as well as assisting with day to day delivering of both large and small procurement projects.

We are looking for a Qualified Procurement Specialist who has experience of leading and developing teams, as well as the ability to be hands on in delivery.

If you think you have the skills and ability to add value to our organisation in driving forward our mission we would like to hear from you.

Kind Regards,

Malcolm Twite

Executive Director of Property and Operations