Procurement Officer (1 year FTC)

Client: Nottingham City Council

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £34,373 progressing to £36,370

Closing date: Sunday, 03 July 2022 23:30

Procurement Officer (1 year FTC)

Organisation: Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time, Hours per week - 37 

Salary: £33,782 

NPPV Required: No 

Appointment Type: 1 year FTC

Location: Loxley House, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 

Reference: SR0870 

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022 at midnight 


2 x Procurement Officer
The starting salary is £33,782 (Level One) rising to £35,745 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.

The Procurement Officer will manage the procurement function for departments to ensure value for money and adherence to the Council's contract procedure rules. Deliver procurement projects, often worth between £5 to £15 million per annum, in line with the Council's procurement strategy. Ensure that the supply base is sustainable and has the capacity to deliver goods, works and services on behalf of the Council.

Influence the early development of service specifications and sourcing plans and ensure that provider work effectively across all areas of the organisation, including departmental clients, operational staff, quality monitoring and finance.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A specific knowledge of Public Sector and UK Procurement Legislation
  • Significant expertise and knowledge of procurement practices, techniques, markets and innovative procurement methods
  • Experience of completing end to end procurement projects across a number of services
  • Proven track record of making important decisions relating to procurement decisions
  • Qualification of MCIPS or capable of demonstrating equivalent level of knowledge through experience
  • Ability to build and maintain supporting and emphatic relationships securing the support and commitment of others to a course of action by presenting ideas convincingly and persuasively

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.


Useful information for Applicants

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.

Further information for this job

For further information or a confidential discussion regarding the position, please contact Brian Gallagher on brian.gallagher@penna.com