Directorate: Corporate Services
Starting salary: JM1:- £30,756 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon and
Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 22.2 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019
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, waste services and IT.
Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will support the development of category management strategies through analysing markets, spend data and best practice. You will also support the implementation of a new Procurement Strategy through improving and streamlining procurement procedures, as well as developing 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.
Applicants should be working towards MCIPS qualification, and should have relevant experience in a similar 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, gender, 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 Miranda Huntley on 01275 888496.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 1 February 2019