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Commercial and Procurement Officer opportunities, including Senior roles

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: £33,024 to £44,428 per year
Additional salary information: Senior CPO £40,221 - £44,428 CPO £33,024 - £36,648
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 2 days per week
Company: Lincolnshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 21919


Are you looking to join an outstanding team of procurement professionals? A friendly and dedicated team who are committed to driving positive change. If you have knowledge or experience of public sector procurement and are looking for a fresh challenge, in a welcoming team environment, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We have the following opportunities available:

2 x full-time, permanent positions (with flexibility to consider part-time working for each post).

Within the two available vacancies, we are open to appointing at the level best suited to successful applicants’ skills and experience. Appointments made at Commercial and Procurement Officer level may have potential for future growth into a Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer post subject to future development and budgets. We are very keen to develop our staff and a number of current senior staff in the team joined us originally as Commercial and Procurement Officers.

About the Roles

These roles sit within the Procurement Team, part of the wider Commercial Team – People Services. Focussing on the procurement and development of ‘People’ based services the team covers wide responsibilities including service design, procurement advice, challenge and advice on existing services, and end to end procurement project management.

Reporting to a Commercial & Procurement Manager you will develop bespoke procurement and contract documentation which will deliver appropriate cost-effective outcomes for the Council and provide life-enhancing support for some of the most vulnerable residents of Lincolnshire.

About you

You will thrive in a truly encouraging and supportive team environment, knowing your daily work makes a positive difference! You will have experience of procurement and may also have worked in contract management, and/or in the Care or Health sectors.

Ideally for the Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer post(s), we are looking for candidates who have the skills to develop high value commercial arrangements for new services that support hospital discharges and individual brokerage placements, to effectively negotiate with providers and develop the market to meet future needs.

To be effective in these roles you will ideally be:

For the Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer role, educated to degree level in a relevant subject or hold an equivalent professional qualification
Experienced in public sector procurement, although those whose background is not in the public sector but who can demonstrate an understanding of the issues and processes around public sector procurement will also be considered
Commercially minded with a thorough understanding of obtaining good value from contracted services
Able to develop and maintain successful working relationships
An effective communicator, with strong negotiation skills
Forward thinking and keen to embed new ways of thinking and working

About our offer

Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer

Appointment to the role(s) will be offered at a salary of between £40,221 and £44,428 (depending on skills and experience).

Commercial and Procurement Officer

Appointment to the role(s) will be offered at a salary of between £33,024 and £36,648 (depending on skills and experience).

Our comprehensive range of additional benefits for both these posts includes:-

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, widely recognised as one of the leading contributory pension schemes on the market.
Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (increased after 5 years’ continuous local government service), together with Bank Holidays and the option to purchase additional leave
Varied local and national discount schemes, plus cycle to work and green car leasing initiatives
‘Smarter Working’ - flexible working patterns encompassing home and office-based working, and flexi-time
Comprehensive wellbeing offer for all staff, including dedicated occupational health support
Professional support, learning and development, with internal and external training opportunities and the payment of one professional subscription per annum where appropriate

Further details can be found here Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

About the Commercial Team – People Services

The Commercial Team - People Services is responsible for the procurement and contract management of over 600 contracts. Its extensive work programme covers Adult Social Care Services, Public Health and support to Children's Services. The annual spend of this activity is £300+ million, and the programme includes a very diverse range of Procurement, Contract Management and Market Development projects. The team is responsible for ensuring contracts are commissioned, procured, and managed effectively, at the same time ensuring a positive service for residents.

The team offers a friendly and welcoming environment, with excellent managerial and peer support, and frequent opportunities for training and development. New starters are offered a comprehensive induction programme and mentoring opportunities are available. The team has successfully embraced the Smarter Working Policy and operates on a mixture of home- and office-based working, embracing a healthy work/life balance. The team’s nominal work location is on the main County Council campus in the heart of the historic Lincoln city centre, just a stone’s throw from the renowned leisure attractions of Brayford Waterfront.

Find out more!

If you have any questions about the role or would like more information please contact Fergus Gilmour, Commercial & Procurement Manager, via e-mail

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June

Interviews: Week commencing 1st July

We look forward to receiving your application!

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