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Contracts Assistant Apprentice (Grade A)

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Contracts Assistant Apprentice
Grade A
Fixed term: 2 years
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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AGH Solutions, Airedale Hospital
£20,669 per annum
Salary period
30/06/2023 23:59

AGH Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. We are proud of our NHS heritage, and proud to be supporting Airedale’s clinical services.

We provide a wide range of services from traditional facilities management and estate maintenance, to sterile services, wheelchair engineering and procurement, to clients both within and beyond the NHS.

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiast person to work within the Contracts team providing support to the Contracts team with the timely renewal of contracts and purchase orders for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, AGH Solutions, ILS LLP and Bradford District Care Foundation Trust ensuring compliance with legislation, national and local Policies.  

Main duties of the job

To provide first class customer service to users/customers.

Supports work towards identification of savings opportunities monitoring and reporting progress as required.

Supports with the assessment of customer requirements, negotiates with supplier to maximise benefit opportunities.

Assist the Contracts Officer in creating a culture which will ensure the delivery of the professional Procurement service which will be fit for purpose.

Works with the Contracts Team in the development of a savings tracker.

To track current savings performance against the service activity of current contracts, reporting back to the Contracts Officer accordingly.

Assist in providing monthly reports to the Contracts Manager detailing performance against key financial and operational objectives.

To ensure that orders for goods and services are placed in a timely manner in accordance with Trust procedures

Working for our organisation

AGH Solutions was born out of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, a hospital and community services trust based outside Keighley, West Yorkshire.
We are privileged to operate in a beautiful part of the country. The clinical services we support reach far up into the Yorkshire Dales, across the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven patch. We are also lucky to have excellent transport links to Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and beyond. Leeds city centre is 25 minutes by train from Keighley.
We provide a wide range of services, from traditional facilities management and estate maintenance, to sterile services, wheelchair engineering and procurement.
Our vision is to bring you a flexible, responsive, high quality, value for money service.
Our NHS heritage means we work to the values and ethics of the NHS, and to those of Airedale NHS FT specifically

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A good level of general education
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Procurement and Supplies environment.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to use common software packages i.e. Microsoft Office
  • Analytical skills and mathematical orientation.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in delivering cost reduction savings
  • Experience in using a purchase to pay system, such as Oracle


Essential criteria
  • Good interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication.
  • Analytical skills and mathematical orientation
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in delivering cost reduction savings.
  • Experience in using a purchase to pay system, such as Oracle.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rosanne Buffrey
Job title
Senior Contracts Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01535 294995