36 Hours Per Week 52 Weeks Per Year
Trainee Procurement Officer
Location: HFCMAT - This role will be based within the Central Finance Team and may be across different sites within our Trust. Hybrid working may be possible.
The directors of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a Trainee Procurement Officer to support in the process of delivering an effective and quality procurement function for Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust.
This is a development role within the Trust where the role holder will be required to take part in agreed training plan to develop them personally and allow them to take on increased responsibility and ownership within the procurement service.
The role will work closely with the Trust CFO and the wider finance team to build on and developing existing procurement practices.
About Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust
Based in Bebington, Wirral, we are dedicated to providing a high-quality education to all our students. Our vision is to form, inspire and transform the lives of our students through our Catholic faith and values. Our core values of trust, respect, innovation, and courage underpin everything we do.
We currently have 6 schools within our trust, including 2 secondary and 4 primary schools. Our focus is to raise the standards of achievement for all of our students and provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. As a Catholic Multi Academy Trust, we are committed to providing an education that is rooted in faith and values, while also ensuring our students have access to the latest technology and resources.
Ensuring systems are in place so the Trust achieves value for money through compliant procurement and maximise buying power and economies and benefits of scale.
Developing and implement robust and effective policies, processes, procedures and systems to support the operational effectiveness of the Trust in relation to procurement and contracting.
Providing a high level of procurement and purchasing support to the schools within the Trust.
Management of contracts across the Trust, holding suppliers to account using KPIs and customer requirements, ensuring suppliers deliver value for money for our schools.
Maintaining the Trusts contract register to accurately record the status of all contracts held and review these schedules for renewal to support the Trusts strategic priorities.
Managing strategic supplier relationship management to identify performance improvements.
Creating and implementing clear strategies for buying goods and services that are in line with the Trusts wider objectives and goals.
Making sure that suppliers meet required standards, such as ISO accreditation, General Data Protection Regulations, the right insurance cover etc.
Making sure the supply chain for your organisation is free from slavery and corruption.
Comparing costs and specifications in the proposals that suppliers and vendors send.
Looking for ways to improve procurement processes, making them more efficient and transparent.
A unique opportunity to work for a MAT which is one of 87 national teaching school hubs and includes the lead school for Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub
Mentoring and high level training
Encouragement to develop your career with excellent promotion opportunities and opportunities
A caring environment with well-being and work/life balance at its core.
Inclusion in whole school and MAT teams working together to achieve ambitious outcomes whilst valuing every individuals contribution
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, Holy Family Multi Academy Trust will undertake general online searches for all shortlisted candidates, this may include social media and video platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and You Tube. Online searches will only examine data that is publicly available, and the aim is to identify any incidents or issues. Any areas of concern will be discussed during the interview process.
We are committed to safeguarding the young people in our care, and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and individually take responsibility for doing so.
To apply for this position, please send a covering letter and completed application form for the attention of Mr Ian Potts, Chief Financial Officer, to recruitment@hfcmat. For further information, please visit our website www.hfcmat.com.