Directorate: Corporate Services
Starting salary: JM1: £32,798 per annum
Location: Flexible Hybrid working between Home, Castlewood - Clevedon, and Town Hall - Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term Contract – 9 months
Closing date: Friday 19 August 2022
North Somerset Council’s Strategic Procurement Service has the remit to improve efficiency and deliver ongoing savings. The council spends around £170m per annum with external suppliers across a range of categories including social care, highways, construction, leisure and IT.
Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will provide procurement support at all stages of the procurement cycle including procurement planning, market analysis, spend data, tendering, evaluation and contract management support. You will also support the implementation of a new Procurement Strategy through improving and streamlining procurement procedures, as well as helping to develop policies in areas such as social value, local suppliers and voluntary sector commissioning. You will also work closely with procurement teams in neighbouring authorities to share best practice and exploit opportunities for collaboration.
Ideally applicants should be working towards MCIPS qualification or will have relevant experience in a similar public sector organisation, as well as being able to demonstrate strong analytical, communication and organisational skills.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Scribens on 07917 228423.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Week commencing 22nd or 29th August 2022