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Procurement Specialist- Kingston Upon Thames

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: SCC/17/42536
  • Published on: Thu 07/09/2017 12:10 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 21/09/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £24,697 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DW.

£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday based out of County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

At Orbis Procurement, we want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need at work. This might be part time, remote working, compressed hours or job share. Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we’ll explore what’s possible for the role.

We are proud of our agile working culture, including providing the technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones) where the role allows. Benefits include; generous leave which starts at 24 days annually and builds with service, local government salary-related pension offered as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and receive child care vouchers. For more information on the benefits offered please click here

About the Role

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your Procurement career?

Orbis is a shared services partnership between Surrey County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and, East Sussex County Council. Our purpose is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers. We do this by generating efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.

Our aim is to grow our influence by working with like-minded organisations who believe as we do, that greater things can be encompassed through true integration and partnership working. Today, Orbis is the largest local government shared service partnership of its’ kind in the UK. We know that our people are our greatest asset and are the key to successful partnership working. We are proud of our public sector heritage and that our employees demonstrate expertise, passion, innovation and customer-focus in everything they do.

The role that we are recruiting to sits within the Strategic Procurement Team. This team provides direct localised support to our customers in Surrey County Council, providing expertise on tendering activity and contributing to the delivery of service objectives, savings and other benefits, including social value. We work closely with the Strategic Procurement Team in East Sussex County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer’s needs.

The role requires you to provide support for a range of defined commercial, category and sourcing projects to secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately address the identified needs of our customers, residents and partners.

The Procurement Specialist role will also work closely with colleagues in the other functional teams that sit within Orbis Procurement, providing support for Category Strategy development and supply chain engagement. Cross-functional working and matrix management is key to how we function as a service.

For more information on this position please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying.

Contact Details

Interested in finding out more? Please feel free to call Chloe Williams on Tel: 020 8213 2567 or email on

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st September 2017.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2nd October 2017.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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