• Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 10610
  • Published: Mon 10/01/2022, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Team: Buying Function - Procurement

Job Family: Providing - CBG6
Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford or Watling House, Dunstable
Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 23rd January 2022

Interview Date: 31st January - 4th February 2022


More about the role:

The Buyer Function supports all of the Council’s requirements to procure required products, works and services. As such you will be a key player in ensuring the Council Directorates are able to supply greatly needed services to the residents of Central Bedfordshire. The role supports the strategic objectives of enabling internal service areas to establish and deliver their strategies through the buying services that you will provide. So, join us and find your greatness in this fast moving and dynamic team.


You will ensure purchase orders are created and maintained to meet the needs identified and received from service areas. You will support requisitioners and challenge where needed. You will identify best value suppliers from existing preferred routes to market and source new suppliers where needed. You will be motivated and keep and maintain accurate records. Training will be provided on both procedures and specific IT programmes.


Technical competence, and some knowledge/ understanding of procurement related legislation is desirable, though more importantly, an interest and willingness to learn about the purchase order and sourcing processes. For the right individual, further development and support will be provided in order to progress a career in Procurement.


Join us, and take advantage of our rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.  Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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