About The Role

An incredible opportunity has arisen for an NHS Bid Coordinator within our thriving Homecare Company Alcura, founded in 1994 and re-branded Alcura in 2013. Alcura has secured its position within the Homecare market over a number of years and is continuing to grow year upon year.

We need a team member who can have an instrumental impact and who has the personal desire to strive and realise their potential, to be part of a Bid team that holds a strong business pipeline currently and that seeks to continue winning new opportunities. The candidate must have the aptitude and knowledge to work across both the NHS Homecare and Wholesale sector and be prepared to actively pursue all prospects that present within the market place. They must have the ability to grasp the detail of our business and demonstrate our services through excellent wordsmithery, being able to produce a consolidated final document ready for review is essential.  Time management skills are imperative and having flexibility of working independently whilst recognising the need for collaboration and team work with numerous stakeholders is crucial to achieving a successful deadline. 

The candidate will also be involved in reviewing and discussing Service Level Agreements and legal documents, interacting closely with the Homecare Account Managers and the Legal Counsel in navigating the necessary Alcura/ NHS Legal commitments involved within managing our services.  You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals and be given the necessary mentoring to develop knowledge and skills. The candidate will also support the wider commercial team as required to enable to the team to hit the gross profit budget.

About You
The role can be challenging and having the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard is imperative. Having self-motivation, a flexible approach to work and developing one’s self is key to succeeding within this role. Within this, the ability to communicate effectively at all levels verbally and within all forms of media is valuable. There will be scoping meetings that will need to be attended so the ability to drive is essential.

Previous experience within the NHS at a primary or secondary care level and an understanding of Homecare and Wholesale services within Pharmacy / Procurement are important, with an added advantage if candidates have an understanding or knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

•Educated to minimum of A-Level or equivalent - degree advantageous but not essential / equivalent experience.

•Experience working with a bid team within a support or coordinators role is desirable  

• Strong organisational skills, with the ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload, managing and balancing the needs of numerous tasks.

•Basic legal understanding inclusive of the NHS standard Terms and Conditions/ Service Level Agreement (Desirable not Essential).

•A proven track record of understand data, identify trends/issues and present these to team members.

•Highly developed influencing skills, with the ability to sell the vision at all levels.

•Confident with Microsoft Office and Windows Operating Systems.

•Prepared to travel to meetings within the UK (driver)

•Candidate will work a minimum of 2 days within Head Office at Northampton (This may change at times if more time is required for specific prospects) and the remainder of the full time hours can be worked from home.

In return we will offer you a competitive salary and benefits package, we value our staff and take pride in supporting  individuals who want to develop and learn whilst gaining a career, harbouring their attributes and developing  personal targets and goals to establish successful competency.


About The Company

Alcura is one of the supporting brands of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and wellness Group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, Walgreens Boots Alliance is committed to improving health in the local communities we serve.

As an established homecare company with over 25 years of experience and currently over 35,000 active patients, Alcura has specialised in the holistic service provision of dispensing and distribution of medication with bespoke and tailored support services in collaboration with the NHS and pharmaceutical partners