This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced procurement specialist with an extensive track record in public sector procurement. Previous procurement experience within education sector is highly desirable, and individuals with an estates procurement background would complement the team's current experience, knowledge and skill set.
The role will have exposure to a breadth of tendering and contracting opportunities that will offer enrichment and reward. The following key principles govern what the team does, and how it operates:
- Compliance with EU Procurement Directives & UK Public Contract Regulations (PCR2015)
- Achieving value for money (VFM) - to achieve the right balance of cost, service, quality, timeliness and risk
- Control - ensure adequate controls are in place and complied with
- Efficient and effective processes - ensure that logical, consistent and easy to follow processes exist and are not unnecessarily bureaucratic, with scope for continuous improvement
The Team complies with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Code of Conduct and the Seven Principles of Public Life
Support for CPD studies is available for the right candidate. You will also receive a generous benefits package, including performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (LGPS)
The successful applicant will need to provide expert and effective advice, guidance and technical support on all matters relating to procurement to meet the needs of internal customers whilst extracting maximum value for money and ensuring compliance with Public Contract Regulations, policies and procedures. You must be able to effectively and professionally deal with external suppliers and contractors whilst adhering to the procurement team's code of conduct.