Procurement Officer (non-healthcare)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/02/2019 12:00
£23,866 - £26,470
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Post Number:
Closing date:
18 Feb
Further Information

Job Title
Procurement Officer (Non-healthcare)

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

Please see below links to the websites of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council:



The Service
Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council & Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; the Procurement Shared Service is a ground-breaking collaboration between Local Authority and NHS. The service, now into its fourth year, provides a sustainable and cost-effective procurement service, which helps drive economic benefits and service quality for its stakeholder organisations.

The role
Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust; the Shared Procurement Service is a groundbreaking collaboration between local authority and NHS. Its aim is to provide a sustainable and cost effective procurement service which help drive economic benefits and service quality for both stakeholder organisations.

Reporting into the Senior Procurement Specialists, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for supporting a defined number of procurement projects across the two stakeholder organisations.

This role is designed for an individual who wants to move from traditional, transactional, low risk procurement roles to more specialist higher value procurement activity. The successful applicant will demonstrate a workable knowledge of public sector procurement and commercial business acumen, developed from previous experience working in the in the public sector.

Those joining the Shared Procurement Service will have a unique opportunity to make a real contribution in supporting the development of this service. Successful applicants will be proactive and have a desire to learn new skills; they will also possess good communication and team working skills.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £23,866 - £26,470
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

Essential requirements:
Please see job description and person specification

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Emma Losh on emma.losh@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.