Support Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/04/2019 23:00
£19,544 - £20,751
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
SR/Support Assistant
Closing date:
30 Apr
Further Information

Band 2 (SCP7-10) 2019/20 £19,544–£20,751
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Permanent Role

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 300 Associate Members from the wider public sector. In addition to delivering a collaborative procurement work programme of almost £300M, 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
• 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:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as Support Assistant.

The requirements of the role include undertaking a broad range of administrative activities, such as supporting Officers with diary management, assisting with event management and delivery, and undertaking administrative elements of procurement projects.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a high standard of administrative support across NEPO, ensuring they work efficiently and effectively to support the organisation. They will be expected to prioritise their own work, use their own initiative and ensure deadlines are met.

The Support Assistant will operate within a procurement environment allowing an opportunity to develop an understanding of public sector procurement and the role of NEPO as a Public Buying Organisation.
Procurement represents a fantastic choice for individuals looking for a varied and exciting role with great career prospects.

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is 23:00 on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th or Friday 10th May 2019 - to be confirmed.


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

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Stephen Roberts, Procurement Manager via stephen.roberts@nepo.org or 07585 986259

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.