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Procurement Officer

Ref: 25530

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Resources Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 16/05/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £38,496 to £42,429


The Resources Services Directorate at Harrow Council are looking for three Procurement Officers to join the Corporate Procurement Team. The Procurement Officers will be responsible for leading, shaping and steering the delivery of procurement projects from conception to completion. They will be taking tendering projects from initiation through to contract award, implementation, and management. The post holders will have responsibility for ensuring all tendering and procurement associated activity like extensions of contracts are conducted compliantly and with procurement rules and best practice.

The post-holder will support and deliver procurement projects for a range of different categories/services. To that end the Procurement Officer must work across the organisation and apply their procurement knowledge and expertise to all directorates, all categories of procurement and all aspects of procurement, be it tendering or non-tendering work. The Procurement Officer will report into and closely support Procurement Business Partners to deliver complex procurements.

The post-holder will provide commercial expertise and procurement knowledge, delivering significant efficiencies and cost gains on all procurement activity they are supporting. This could range from low to high value tenders and support to complex high value procurement projects.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful applicant will:

  • Be educated to degree level, ideally in a commercial discipline 
  • Be MCIPS qualified or working towards full membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS).
  • Have a minimum of 1 year hands on experience of delivering expert procurement support, advice and project managing a range of tendering projects. This would ideally be in a  local government environment, however those with procurement experience from the private sector are also encouraged to apply.
  • Have experience of procurement carried out in any of the following categories:

         - Adult Social Care

         - Children’s Social Care

         - Environmental Services

         - Regenerations and Housing

         - Corporate Service

  • Up to date and practical knowledge and application of the legislative and regulatory framework which applies to procurement within the Public Sector.
  • A ‘Can do’ attitude - able to work positively in a team environment, develop effective partnerships and jointly work with both with internal and external stakeholder to deliver positive solutions.
  • Well-developed communication skills both written and face to face. Able to communicate at all levels and present ideas on a range of issues - clearly, simply and effectively.

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria.

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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