Senior Procurement and Contract Officer
Discover yourself in Lewisham where what you do makes a difference to our vibrant and culturally diverse communities !
We have a rich history of welcoming people from all over the world and are proud to be recognised as the UK’s first Borough of Sanctuary, for our work in championing the rights of refugees and migrants.
Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer x 4 roles
To assist the Procurement and Contracts Manager with supporting Directorates procurement and contract management activity through the current decentralized model. To this end, to manage and assist with the on-going maintenance of the integrated on line procurement system and procedures for use by client directorates across the Council. To keep that system up to date and fit for purpose at all times to enable compliance with EU, UK, local regulation and Council regulation and achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
What’s the role?
Provide a framework for procurement activity including contract management by the Council and in particular directorate commissioners; assist with the delivery of training and provide guidance and advice to directorate commissioners in its use; to monitor such use, ensuring that all legal and Council requirements are complied with, including in relation to transparency; to support the development of the Council’s long term procurement and contract management strategy for consideration by the Commissioning and Procurement Board and to support the implementation of that strategy.
What’s in it for you?
Excellent training and development opportunities, plus a range of benefits including:
- Generous holiday allowance
- Local Government Pension scheme
- Flexible working and family friendly policies
- Season ticket and bicycle loans
- A range of staff discounts including local subsidised gym memberships
- Supportive staff networks
What we're looking for
- Extensive knowledge of procurement law as it affects local authorities
- In depth Knowledge of the best value framework
- Comprehensive knowledge of the practical implications of the current legislative framework relating to local authority procurement and contract management
- Knowledge of the principles of administrative law affecting local authorities
- Knowledge of project management methodology and processes
The job is primarily based in Laurence House, Catford, but we operate a hybrid approach where you will be required to work both in the office and from home on a regular basis.
The recruitment process is anonymous and we don’t accept CV’s.
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Extra Salary Information
N.B: All appointments will be offered at the minimum spinal column point (SCP) for the grade of the role. The only exception to this will be when matching current salary (up to the maximum of the scale), which is subject to evidential proof.
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How to Apply
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