Folkestone & Hythe is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit. Based in our modern offices in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we offer a flexible working environment, corporate membership and reward schemes, Employee Assistance Programme, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
We are currently seeking a self-motivated and proactive individual excited by the challenge of a varied role within our Case Management (Corporate Services) team. Working in a multi-skilled team focused on delivering core support services, this is a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of the council, shaping processes, ways of working, and providing excellent customer service to a whole range of stakeholders.
The primary function of the post holder will be to assist in maintaining sound purchasing and procurement practice across the Council. You will be responsible for compiling and maintaining the Council’s corporate contract register; place adverts on relevant business portals with regards to the Council’s contract opportunities and respond to enquiries; assist in carrying out evaluations of submissions for contracts and recording detailed feedback. The post holder will also provide training and assistance to users of the e-procurement system for direct ordering, goods receipting and requisitioning.
The post holder would ideally have previous experience working in a purchasing environment showing a breadth of knowledge in key areas, including liaising with contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders; have excellent communication skills and have the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines. It would also be desirable if the post holder had previously worked for a public sector organisation.
Although the post holder will form part of the Case Management (Corporate Services) Team, the Case Officer will work closely with the Procurement Specialists to ensure goods and services are procured in the most economic and advantageous way.
If you have a track record of delivering in line with service performance standards, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; have the ability to prioritise workload to meet agreed deadlines, and are committed to continuous improvement, then we want to hear from you.
For an informal discussion please contact Rachel Hedges (Case Management (Corporate Services) Team Leader) on 01303 853214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for the receipt of all completed applications is 9am on 29th May 2020.
We are continuing to closely monitor the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on all our recruitment activities. Our priority is to make sure that you and our staff are safe. As a consequence, social distancing restrictions may affect the conducting of interviews and the start dates of successful candidates. We will endeavour to keep you updated throughout the process.