Newham and Havering Councils (oneSource)
As one of our Senior Category Specialists, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a managerial role within our forward thinking and pioneering oneSource shared service. OneSource is fully council led and council owned.
OneSource has already made great strides in enabling Newham and Havering to make greater efficiencies in procurement and is positioned to grow further.
As our Facilities Management expert, you will take the lead on both hard and soft FM contracts across both boroughs to ensure that the procurement and management of these contracts achieve best value. This will include formulating a procurement plan for forthcoming tendering exercises and finding opportunities to combine different contracts. This will, in turn, reap the benefits of economies of scale as well as a more planned and strategic approach.
In this lead role, you will also work with other stakeholders to ensure compliance with procurement processes and help safeguard services from risk of challenge.
Ideally you will be CIPS qualified, or be willing to work towards this, and experienced in procurement of complex Facilities Management contracts. You will be able to effectively engage with a range of stakeholders across both boroughs in ensuring that the procurement service works collaboratively - providing essential expertise and support across the spectrum of hard and soft FM contracts. As a manager, you will both develop and empower your team.
OneSource provides shared back office support services for local government and other public services – helping to make savings and work more efficiently. Sharing services through oneSource has already enabled significant savings in back office costs by cutting management costs, reducing duplication and making efficiency gains by re-engineering processes. In April 2016, Bexley Council’s Financial Services joined the two founding councils. The three authorities are now estimating to achieve approximately £40M in savings by 2018/19.
Working as part of oneSource, you will have an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and career within an ambitious and progressive service. You will also benefit from a supportive working environment and family friendly policies including flexi time and agile working. We also offer a range of other staff benefits including generous leave entitlement and Local Government Pension Scheme.
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait our retained consultants at Jobsgopublic on 020 7427 8255, or email
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing furtherinformation against just a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV, if you have one to further support your application.
Closing date: 2pm Monday, 6th Feb 2017
Interview date: Week commencing 20th Feb 2017