The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who have been working together for a number of years in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both Councils.
This Shared Procurement Service offers procurement professionals an excellent opportunity to expand current skills and experience due to the increased value and scope of procurement activity across the two Councils.
The Shared Procurement Service provides a combined procurement service to both Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. The Councils operate a fully centralised procurement service with an established team of procurement professionals.
The team have 3 vacancies for Assistant Procurement Officers. These are entry level position and includes the requirement to undertake professional qualifiactions in procurement so an ideal opportunity to start a career in procurement. Whilst no experience is necessary, the successful candidate must demonstrate a clear understanding of public sector procurement and associated legislation and best practice, in both the application for interview (the covering statement) and any subsequent interview.
To provide support and assistance to the Category Team to which they are assigned to develop procurement capacity and communications both internally and with the market to help shape and develop those markets.
To research, analyse, report on and make recommendations to the category team with a particular focus on analysing procurement spend and highlight potential opportunities to the Category Manager.
Working alongside the Category Manager to develop procurement action plans through the detailed analysis of spend to include: supplier volumes, commodity items, transaction costs, overall spend and proposed sourcing strategy. Obtain quotes for low-level resultant procurement exercises.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
For an informal discussion please contact Mark Glaister,
Head of Procurement
Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Procurement Service
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need),. and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing date: Sunday 30th August 2020
Shortlisting date: W/C 31st August 2020
Interview Date: 14th September. 2020
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.:
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment