Procurement & Contracts Specialist, Surrey

Closing date:

Heathside SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: asap
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £27,099 - £31,898
Contract term: Fixed Term

 Initially 1 Year Fixed Term (potential to extend) 

Part-time M-F 9.30-2.30pm 25 hours per week

We will also consider candidates who wish to work Term Time Only i.e.  38.4 weeks a year on a pro rata salary

ElmWey Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust, currently operating Heathside School, Weybridge, a successful, oversubscribed 11-18 secondary school. Our students are well motivated and high achieving.

We are looking to appoint a commercially astute procurement professional to deliver substantial and sustainable savings on goods and services. You will work with the Business Manager to develop a trust procurement strategy, developing procurement templates, training and advising staff. You will be required to prepare tenders and contracts, further competitions, review, monitor and renegotiate existing contracts, subscriptions, licence agreements and SLAs, review spending and identify efficiencies.

The ideal candidate must:

•have experience of procurement, ideally within the public sector

•have experience of managing and monitoring contracts

•possess strong communication skills and be able to influence, motivate and negotiate at every level

•be confident, enthusiastic, flexible and a strong team player

•show initiative and be prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ when necessary

•be organised with the ability to prioritise a busy workload with excellent numeracy and IT skills

•possess or be working towards MCIPS or similar procurement qualification or relevant degree

In return we offer staff benefits package that includes family friendly policies, local government pension scheme, shopping & lifestyle discount scheme and onsite parking. ElmWey Learning Trust is likely to expand in the near future so this post represents an excellent career opportunity for a candidate looking to lead and grow the Procurement function across this multi-academy trust.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 21st January 2020

More about Heathside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1932 846162
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Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1255 students on roll, 202 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2019 91% of students achieved Grade 4 English and Mathematics.  At A level 70.4% of...