Procurement Officer

Posted 03 Jul 2024

Cambridge County Council

Huntingdon (Purchasing or Procurement)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Purchasing or ProcurementRecruiter Reference:Ref/62655/4671
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£32076 - £33,945 (Apprenticeship opportunity also available. Please see advert text for more details)

If you are interested in procurement in the public sector, please read on. This role is based in the high performing Procurement and Commercial Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.

You'll be working alongside other Procurement Officers as well as the wider Procurement and Commercial function who are a close-knit, friendly team that will support and encourage your development.

This position is also being offered as an apprenticeship to candidates who not already have CIPS Level 4 or equivalent experience within a procurement function. You will be mentored by an experienced procurement professional who will support you to develop. You will be given study leave, work-based support and the opportunity to apply your learning. Above all else, we will invest in you so that you can grow your career in procurement.

If the position is offered as part of the apprenticeship route, then the starting salary will be 70% of the bottom point of grade SO1 (£22,453 per annum) after one year completion you will move to 85% of the bottom point of grade SO1 (£27,264 per annum). Upon completion of the second year of the apprenticeship you will move to 95% (£30,472 per annum) and once you have finished the apprenticeship course you will be on 100% of grade S01, (£32,076 per annum).

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Jon Collyns (Senior Procurement Manager) by emailing or calling 07775 703930.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager for Place (covering Property, Highways, Transport and Waste amongst other areas) you will be involved in the whole procurement cycle from procurement planning through to contract award on contracts valued over £100,000. Preparing procurement documentation with clients and providing support through the evaluation process.

Calling off from central government and other external frameworks as well as publishing open tenders using the Councils e-tendering platform (ProContract) working with stakeholders across the organisation to embed sound and effective procurement practice.

You will also be working with colleagues to provide general support to the whole Authority, responding to internal and external queries received via the Procurement & Commercial email box, analysing data and running reports. 

About you

You will need to be confident bringing strong communication skills and an attention to detail, operating with integrity and often working on your own initiative you will have strong organisation and IT skills. 

You will have experience of managing the procurement process, ideally within the public sector and should be familiar with calling off from Local Government frameworks.

Able to develop and analyse a range of data sets to inform the work of the team and enable effective performance management and reporting.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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