Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 4 October 2020
Interview date: Monday 12 or Tuesday 13 October 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Amy Wilkinson - Strategic Procurement Manager on 07701 394756.
About the role
This is a permanent role, offering £23,598 - £25,487 per annum pro rata for 37 hours per week, which can be taken between Monday to Friday, based out of County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE.
COVID-19 update: Please note that East Sussex County Council is currently following the Government’s advice on enabling staff to work from home if it is safe and practical to do so. Therefore, this role will be delivered remotely in an Agile way to begin with, until the Council makes any changes to these working arrangements.
About the Role
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop a career in Procurement?
Orbis is a shared services partnership between East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council. Overall, the councils spend around £1.5bn with external suppliers for everything from software to social care services and from cleaning products to sports equipment, so we have a large Procurement Service which supports customers to deliver better value from our contracts and ensure we source our contracts in an open, fair and transparent way. For more information on Orbis, please click here.
We are recruiting for a Procurement Specialist to join our Strategic Procurement Team. This team provides direct localised support to our customers in East Sussex County Council, providing expertise on tendering activity and contributing to the delivery of service objectives, savings and other benefits, including social value. We work closely with the Strategic Procurement Teams in Brighton & Hove City Council and Surrey County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer’s needs.
The role requires you to support on defined projects across a range of category areas (with an initial focus on Adult Social Care and Public Health projects), to secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately address the identified needs of our customers, residents and partners.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop a professional procurement career in a team that provides a great working environment where you are supported and given a platform to develop.
We are looking for people who:
- Are committed to delivering great customer service;
- Are pro-active, show initiative and offer innovative ideas for improvements;
- Are able to plan and organise their work effectively, and
- Want to contribute to providing high-quality public services across the South-East.
This job is based in our office in Lewes, though some travel to the other offices in Eastbourne, Brighton or Surrey will be required from time to time.
At Orbis Procurement, we want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need at work. This might be part time, remote working, compressed hours or job share. Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask about flexible working at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.
We are proud of our agile working culture, including providing the technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones) where the role allows. Benefits include; generous leave which starts at 21 days annually and builds with service, local government salary-related pension offered, as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and child care vouchers. For more information on the benefits offered please click here.
For more information on this position, please review the Job Description attached to the bottom of this advert before applying.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please email email@example.com
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.