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£32,029 - £35,934
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Providing strategic procurement for Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust; the Shared Procurement Service is a ground-breaking collaboration between local authority and NHS. Its aim is to provide a sustainable and cost effective procurement service which helps drive economic benefits and service quality for all stakeholder organisations.
About the Role
Reporting into the Senior Procurement Specialist (Non Healthcare), the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of a defined number of procurement projects across the two stakeholder organisations and supporting the activities of the Senior Procurement Specialist.
As the role crosses both local authority and NHS with a Non-Healthcare focus, expertise in Local Authority and/or corporate category procurement is desirable but not essential. However, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to draw on a well-developed set of procurement skills and commercial business acumen, developed from previous experience working in the public sector.
Those joining the Shared Procurement Service will have a unique opportunity to make a real contribution to shape the direction of this new service. Successful applicants will be proactive and enjoy being challenged by new areas and activities; they will also possess excellent communication and team working skills.
The role provides an excellent opportunity for flexible working including working within an agile environment across a number of offices including Morpeth and Cobalt Business Park, which is located close to Newcastle City Centre offering easy commuting with an extensive road network.
We are committed to offering a work-life balance and as a renowned visitor destination, Northumberland is the perfect location to strike this balance
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information.
We are offering a competitive salary of £32,029 - £35,934
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chris Baty, Senior Procurement Specialist on 07825 088944
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; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
This post will close at midnight on Monday 28th October 2019.. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Monday 18th November 2019.