Promoting the career journey tool and how it can support to upskill teams
NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) Deputy Managing Director, Lee Joseph, was invited to present and demonstrate the career journey tool at the Procurement Skills Development Network on Thursday 27 October in Paddington, London.
Presenting to a room full of procurement professionals, Lee spoke about the benefits of the tool and how it can help employees map skills gaps to both their existing roles and any role they may want in the future.
The tool captures the competencies required to carry out 26 different types of NHS Agenda for Change procurement roles. Once skills gaps are identified, the tool directs employees to the most suitable training available to help them to close the gap, such as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Procurement Skills Development Network (PSDN) and Health Care Supply Association (HCSA). Once training is complete, the employee’s e-passport gets stamped and any CPD points are added to it - demonstrating their credentials when moving to their next role.
Lee said: “It was great to see enthusiasm about our career journey tool and have the opportunity to share information on it to help other organisations upskill their teams.
“At NHS LPP, we know that valuing colleague career progression and skills development is important to ensure that staff enjoy and are engaged in what they do, which in turn has a positive effect on the service we provide customers. We are proud to be a diverse, forward-thinking and empowering place to work and it was a privilege to be able to share more about our career journey tool at the Procurement Skills Development Network.”
If you would like to hear more about the tool, please get in touch with Lee.Joseph@lpp.nhs.uk.