At Epsom & Ewell, we aspire to deliver high quality services to our residents. We might be small, but we have big plans to serve our population of 80,000 residents. We are investing in our future, increasing strategic capacity, and exploring new ways of working.
Our long-term vision for the Borough tells us where we want to be and how we’re going to get there. This new role will be crucial to delivering that vision and the aspirations of local people, as well as driving forward key deliverables from our Four Year and Recovery Plans.
This is a new role within the Corporate Assurance Team which is a small but busy team that covers a wide range of corporate activities. This role will help set the direction and build the Councils capability covering strategic and operational procurement as well as supporting our approach to alternative service models, contracts, and outsourcing.
You will be developing robust and effective policies, processes, and systems to support and measure our effectiveness and ensuring compliance with all legislation and regulations You will providing advice and support for all higher level and complex procurements You will also need to provide contract management advice across the council ensuring that arrangements are in place for effective contract management as well as managing several contracts.
Experience or knowledge of producing business cases and feasibility studies for new ways of working will be required You will need to be flexible, proactive, and used to managing several projects and workstreams at the same time. A procurement or contract management qualification would be an advantage.
This role will report to the Head of Corporate Assurance, deputise for this role, and attend Committee meetings as required. This position is currently for 36 hours per week, but we will consider alternative options such as flexible working.
In return you will benefit from 24 days annual leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service), subsidised gym membership and car parking, payment of professional fees, entitlement to join the local government pension scheme, and non-contributory life assurance.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and committed team and we look forward to receiving your application. For further details please contact Gillian McTaggart on 01372 732224
Closing date: 8th December 2021
Interviews/ assessments: Week Comm 13th December 2021
At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided by completing our application form. Please note, we do not accept CVs for this position.