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Procurement Specialist (Non-Healthcare)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/08/2019 12:00
£32,029 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
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Closing date:
31 Aug

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Procurement Specialist (Non-Healthcare)

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council & Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; the Procurement Shared Service is a ground-breaking collaboration between Local Authority and NHS. The service, now into its fourth year, provides a sustainable and cost-effective procurement service, which helps drive economic benefits and service quality for its stakeholder organisations.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for a portfolio of defined strategic procurement activities across the two stakeholder organisations, but with an emphasis on Non-Healthcare projects. Previous applicants need not apply.

This role is designed for an individual who has experience at Senior Procurement Officer or Procurement Officer level ideally in the Public Sector and wants to progress his or her career, undertaking and delivering complex and specialist projects across a range of categories, including ICT, Fleet and Professional Services. The successful applicant will demonstrate a good knowledge of public sector procurement and commercial business acumen, developed from relevant experience. Knowledge of OJEU and Public Contracts Regulations will be essential.

Those joining the Shared Procurement Service will have a unique opportunity to make a real contribution to shape and drive the direction of the service whilst providing exceptional service to clients and customer. Successful applicants will need to be proactive, quick to learn and enjoy being challenged by new areas and activities; they will need to possess excellent communication and team working skills

Please see below links to the websites of Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust:



We are offering:
- A starting salary of £32,029 rising to £35,934 with automatic annual pay progression
- Automatic enrolment in to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
- Flexible working arrangements including Flexi Time
- Offices based in Morpeth and Cobalt, North Tyneside with great links by public transport and road, and the ability to work remotely
- Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
- Salary sacrifice schemes including car leasing, home electronics and holidays

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk .
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Paul Greenwood (Tel 07966 325054) or Chris Baty (Tel 07825 088 944) for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

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