Senior Procurement Officer
This post forms a key role in the procurement team which is part of the Adult Social Care Commissioning team based in the London Borough of Hackney Council and working closely with City and Hackney CCG as part of the integration process.
The roles report to the Procurement and Commercial Manager and will take a lead role in the delivery of all stages of letting contracts with particular emphasis on the tender process for Adult Social Care.
This post holder will deputise for the Procurement and Commercial Manager in all matters across Adult Social Care Procurement. The post holder will assist with the planning, managing and co-ordination of work of a team tasked with delivering a category specific programme of procurement work for the council.
You will help shape the strategic plan for procurement across Adult Social Care. You will also be responsible and accountable for the delivery of specific projects that form part of the overall procurement programme across the council, which will support council objectives.
You will be CIPS Qualified to level 4 (or working towards) and will take the lead role in providing a professional compliant procurement process supporting Strategic commissioners in the delivery of all aspects of procurement and contract letting in areas including Mental Health, Older Adults and Long term conditions and Learning Disability services.
There continues to be big financial challenges facing Adult Social Care and Health Services over the coming years. We know we need the best people in place. People keen to make a meaningful contribution to our most vulnerable residents. People with a flexible attitude, who enjoy a fast paced working environment. If you are resourceful, resilient and results driven, then we want you as part of our Commissioning Team.
Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: 27 October 2019.
Interviews: 14 November 2019.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.