Procurement Business Partner - Non Healthcare Portfolio.Z171

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
19/08/2022 23:59
£56,121 - 59,558
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
19 Aug
Further Information

Procurement Business Partner

This vacancy is being advertised internally in the first instance to employees and agency workers of Northumberland County Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed.

The Service
The Procurement Service provides a range of effective, efficient and high-quality professional services. The team advises and provides support across all Council services including supporting members, managers, staff, services, schools and a range of external partners in the delivery of the Council’s objectives.

About the Role
Reporting directly into the Head of Procurement, you will be extremely important to the future success and reputation of the Procurement Service and you will be expected to successfully demonstrate a number of key skills in terms of customer relationships, service delivery, negotiation, leadership, management, commercial awareness and professionalism.

You will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, management and advice on all procurement issues across the organisation to ensure that the Council achieves value for money for its residents, supporting economic recovery and securing positive social and environmental outcomes for Northumberland.

You will be highly motivated and possess excellent communication, negotiation and IT skills, and the ability to analyse problems and issues. The ability to manage a diverse workload to deadlines, work to agreed procedures and translate complex information clearly and concisely is essential. Experience of working in a procurement role in a local authority or similar organisation would be an advantage as would knowledge of current procurement regulations and local government developments.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £56,121 (rising to £59,558)
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Pam Hindhaugh, Head of Procurement Service on 07976 886600 or email pam.hindhaugh@northumberland.gov.uk

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 19th August 2022

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached notes

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. 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 an interview please also let the team know.

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 an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk