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Category Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/22/220398
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 12:28 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £52,806 - £53,799
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

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Category Manager


Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities.  

We are seeking to recruit a one year fixed term (maternity leave cover) Category Manager within the Construction and Environment Procurement category to develop, coordinate and manage the delivery of a range of construction related supply services and works procurement projects.

With an emphasis on internal and external client management, the role will be responsible for the day-to-day liaison with clients and will lead on the procurement workstream for a range of contracts.

Working in liaison with the Project Sponsor and Project Board/Team, support will be provided through:

- The provision of advice to the Project Sponsor and Project Board/Team on the Council’s procurement processes and best practice with regards to the commercial aspects of procurement activities, 

- Leading on project management of the procurement work-stream, 

- Sourcing the provider,

- Drafting tender and contract documents including support for the development of requirement specification

- Managing the contract award process

The candidate will have substantial and relevant experience in public sector procurement and will be familiar with interpreting Council Constitutions and Public Contracts Regulations and guidelines. 

The successful candidate will be familiar with the planning and delivery of a range of public sector procurement projects. The construction category would be preferable but not essential for this role.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain and improve excellent levels of service to clients/customers.

The successful candidate must have experience of e-tendering and tender administration using a variety of tools and be confident in using dual operating systems (Windows / Google)

The successful candidate will be a team player with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude.

This is a 5 day a week role with flexible working allowed.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Interviews: To be held in January 2023

Closing date for applications:  11 December 2022

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: