The Programme and Team
Leeds City Council has embarked on its largest programme of council housing development for several decades. It has already committed to an investment of over £100m in the Council Housing Growth programme and is now growing its delivery team. The Council Housing Growth Team is a large team of dynamic multidisciplinary professionals striving to deliver high quality general needs and extra care housing to meet the diverse needs of the residents of Leeds. The Council has committed to:
- Deliver 100 general needs units using traditional build and modern methods of construction which are currently in design or construction
- A further phase which will deliver 350 general needs units and 200 extra care apartments over the next 3 years which are currently in the pre-procurement and procurement stages of delivery
- Deliver a pipeline of new sites (both LCC owned an via acquisition) to support our ongoing programme target of delivering a minimum of 300 new council homes each year beyond this next phase
- Work in partnership with external providers to deliver multiple extra care schemes across Leeds
As Senior Procurement Projects Officer in the Council Housing Growth Team you will play an active role in the preparation, management, monitoring and evaluation of a range of tenders through procurement frameworks and / or OJEU. You will contribute to the decision making process on procurements including producing procurement options appraisal reports. You will be responsible for publishing tender documentation and responding to and communicating with bidders on behalf of the Council. You will coordinate the contract award process. You will provide advice and guidance to project teams as required, support the mitigation of procurement and challenge risks and help solve any issues that may arise. You will ensure that procurements comply with procedures, policy and statutory and regulatory requirements. The role will be flexible and you will be expected to work dynamically on a range of projects and procurements.
You will have an excellent understanding and practical experience of procurement and commercial approach at a level equivalent to CIPS Global Standard for Procurement and Supply Managerial competency level. You will have worked on housing or construction procurements. You will be proactive, self-motivated and delivery focused. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent team working and communication skills. You will be experienced in managing competing priorities and workloads in a fast-paced environment and be able to respond quickly and appropriately to business needs. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.
You will receive a very generous package of benefits including holiday entitlement of 28 days paid annual leave (in addition to 8 bank holidays and increasing to 33 days after 5 years’ service). You will have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). We offer a commitment to ensuring all our staff receive the right training and development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Leeds. We offer a range of flexible working options to help enable staff to achieve a good work-life balance, and we also offer very generous maternity and adoption benefits. You will be based in Merrion House, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and is located in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Our aim is to develop an empowered, motivated and effective workforce.
Please be aware that the assessment process is competency based and therefore applicants are encouraged to ensure that examples are given to evidence their compliance with each person specific criterion.
Interviews are expected to be held between 3 July 2019 and 10 July 2019.