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Head of Procurement

  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 2187CS
  • Published: Thu 16/03/2023, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/03/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon to Fri
  • Salary: £53,997-£61,725 per annum (dependent on experience and CIPS qualification level)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Civic Centre, Runnymede Borough Council. Civic Centre, High street, Surrey

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Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement

£53,997-£61,725 per annum (dependent on experience and CIPS qualification level)

37 hours per week (Hybrid working)


About the role

This role is an opportunity for you to lead and deliver the Council’s procurement strategy, enabling outcomes that support our Corporate Business Plan and key strategic themes of economic development, climate change, empowering communities, health and wellbeing and organisational development. Harnessing social value and sustainable procurement will be a priority.

You will oversee all procurement activity across the organisation, delivering timely procurements and offering innovative solutions. You will manage a team of two Procurement Officers who lead and manage high value and complex procurement exercises (>£100K including FTS (Find a Tender Service)). This will include requirement gathering and developing and producing comprehensive tender specifications, technical questions, pricing schedules and evaluation criteria. During 2023/24 our procurement programme includes a wide variety of asset management projects, hard and soft FM requirements and various Housing Maintenance contracts.


About you

Are you an experienced Senior Procurement professional and leader who can bring commitment, enthusiasm, knowledge, and practical experience of procuring quality services and achieving excellent value for money? Are you passionate about securing additional social value?

You will be able to communicate at all levels of the organisation and share your expertise by coaching and supporting Buying Managers at all procurement stages. You will be comfortable in engaging with stakeholders to explain public sector procurement and the regulatory landscape. As a result you will need to have demonstrable experience of procurement in the public sector working to MCIPS standards


About Runnymede

Runnymede is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments. As a Borough Council, we are committed to our four core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects.  We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision. 



  • Hybrid working 3 days in the office, 2 days working from home
  • Flexible working 7am-7pm (Core hours are 10-11.30am & 2.30pm-4pm) and Flexi-leave
  • 28 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays and 1 extra day at Christmas
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Subsidised cafe on site
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Payment of one professional membership per annum
  • Cycle to work + further related discounts
  • Season ticket loan
  • Health and Dental insurance plan after 3 years’ service


How to apply

For more information on the role and to apply please visit: Runnymede Borough Council Jobs | Surrey Jobs

We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Sarah Hall, (job title) on 01932425691 or


Closing Date: Thursday 30th March 2023 at 23.59

Interview Date(s): Friday 14th April 2023


If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.