Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/07/2022 23:59
Band 5-6 (SCP16-32) (2022/23 £24,432 - £27,514)
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
4 Jul
Further Information

Band 5-6 (SCP16-32) (2022/23 £24,432 – £27,514)
Full Time (37 Hours per week)

Join our Team:

NEPO undertakes high-value procurement in major strategic areas of spend in partnership with North East local authorities (known as our Member Authorities) and a range of nationwide Associate Members.

Our vision is to achieve benefits through collaborative procurement. This means that we are focussed on delivering positive outcomes for our Member Authorities, regional supply base and over 700 Associate Members from the wider public sector.

In addition to delivering a collaborative procurement work programme of £210M, NEPO is responsible for the NEPO Portal and the NEPO Business Club programme of support for our suppliers. NEPO is a forward-thinking organisation that supports personal development and provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across the North East public sector.

NEPO employees benefit from:

• Flexible working
• Access to technology that enables agile working
• Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
• Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Child Care Vouchers
• Offices based in the heart of Newcastle’s Quayside with great links by public transport and road

The Role:

Working within NEPO’s Construction Category, this is an exciting opportunity.

Supporting Procurement Specialists and working alongside Procurement Coordinators to implement and manage contracts.

Carrying out the implementation of contracts and monitor contract performance to ensure that the benefits set out in the related category strategy are realised. Collect, analyse and report on key performance indicators in line with the requirements of the contract.

Ensuring all contracts are managed in line with the standardised contract management approach, acting as the conduit between stakeholders and suppliers.

Reviewing spend data and developing market knowledge/intelligence in specific categories ensuring contracts are delivered and managed in line with regional needs and objectives.

Assisting in the preparation of related reports for senior managers, Elected members, and other relevant stakeholders.

Working with appropriate stakeholders to ensure robust contract management and monitoring arrangements are implemented and maintained throughout the lifespan of the contract and to drive improvements and develop supplier relationships.

Utilising manual and/or ICT systems within NEPO to ensure a high level of accuracy of information is maintained.

Maintaining records and ensuring issues are escalated to managers promptly so that underperformance or concerns can be addressed.

Carry out other duties, engage in development activities, and promote the benefits and strategy of NEPO and its service as required, and such other responsibilities allocated appropriate to the grade of the post.

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is 23:59, Monday, 4th July 2022
Interviews will be held on Friday, 8th July 2022


Applications will only be accepted via https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joanne Peacock, Procurement Manager on 07585 986 285

No recruitment agencies please.

For further information about NEPO and its work, please visit our website at www.nepo.org

Please note
This job is closed for applications.