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Senior Procurement Officer (Non Healthcare)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/05/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/06/2019 12:00
Salary:
£27905 - 31371
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
187829
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Post Number:
187829

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Jun


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Senior Procurement Officer (Non Healthcare)

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties 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.

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

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk
https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk/

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Procurement Specialist, the Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for the delivery of a defined number of procurement activities across the two stakeholder organisations.

This role is designed for an individual who has experience of lower value procurement and tenders and wants to progress, undertaking and delivering more complex and specialist projects. The successful applicant will demonstrate a workable knowledge of public sector procurement and commercial business acumen, developed from previous experience working in the in the public sector.

Those joining the Shared Procurement Service will have a unique opportunity to make a real contribution to shape and drive the direction of this service. Successful applicants will be proactive and enjoy being challenged by new areas and activities; they will also possess excellent communication and team working skills

We are offering:
A starting salary of £27,905 rising to £31,371 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

The outline timetable is:

Closing date for applications - 21/06/2019
Shortlisting Completed by - 28/06/2019
Interviews week commencing - 01/07/2019

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 Claire Coe (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 Chris Baty (Tel: 07825 088 944) or Paul Greenwood (Tel 07966 325054) 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 623127 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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