Your confident and connected Borough
Sefton is a vibrant local authority on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Vision 2030. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.
Sefton has the best of both worlds, from the vibrant city of Liverpool to the south, to miles of fantastic coastline and respected green spaces in the north. The borough is internationally recognised for its outstanding natural beauty and commitment to sustainability. Sefton communities look out for each other. We focus on our similarities and diversities but never on our differences, working together to live a fruitful life.
Sefton has a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership, and for having a motivated and dedicated workforce that is resilient and adaptable, it puts the Council in the best possible place to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Your new place of work
This is a changing and vibrant authority already on a journey working towards an exciting 2030 vision, delivering in localities alongside a range of early help and universal services.
This is an organisation which has excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities.
The Council’s major change programme, Framework for Change, is the way in which we will deliver our promises in the 2030 Vision and deliver financial sustainability for the Council. This includes our Growth Programme which includes fantastic schemes being progressed and delivered across Sefton. Our team has a track record of implementing successful contracts offering value for money outcomes and transforming the way services are delivered.
We are investing in our Procurement Team and we are looking for candidates with a passion for improving the lives of our communities, with vision and the ability to work effectively with teams across the Council to achieve value for money, add social value and help us achieve our net zero commitment.
Your new role – Procurement Support Officer
We are looking for a self-motivated individual to work in the Procurement Team. You will be part of a small team that supports Category Managers and provides a professional sourcing and procurement function in securing high quality and cost-efficient supply of a wide range of goods and services which meets the principal requirements of the Corporate Procurement Strategy and Contract Procedure Rules, ensuring the most cost-effective use of the Council’s resources.
What you will need to succeed
We’re looking for individuals who are CIPS qualified or are willing to work towards the qualification. You will have experience of working in a procurement role.
What you will get in return
We offer attractive conditions of service which allow for a good work life balance and invest in our staff through our learning and development programme. We recognise that that it is important to invest in our workforce to be the best that they can be in order to deliver the best possible outcomes for our communities.
The Council promotes agile working to enable greater flexibility and allow for work-life balance. We encourage a hybrid approach to working, with a combination of working in our offices and from home.
You will be joining us at an exciting time. You will have a key role in the delivery of our plans. If you can fulfil the requirements contained within the person specification, then we would love to hear from you.