Commissioning & Procurement Officer (Governance & Policy)

Posted 04 May 2022
Salary£31k - 39.5k per year + Temp Roles Available
LocationKingston upon Thames
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCorporate Functions
ReferenceProcASCKingston
Contact NameJohn Shorrock

Job description

Commissioning & Procurement Officer (Governance & Policy) – Kingston Council

 

Spencer Clarke Group are working to recruit a Commissioning & Procurement Officer (Governance & Policy) for Kingston Council

 

The Role:

The Royal Borough of Kingston are currently seeking a Commissioning and Procurement Officer to support the delivery of their commissioning governance and policy workstream. You will work to support the Commissioning Governance Board to provide procurement governance administration and support on policy research and development including for London Living Wage, Modern Slavery, Ethical Sourcing and the Social Value Programme.

RBK is committed to transforming how it operates so that it can deliver the best possible outcomes and services for its residents and communities at the same time as ensuring financial sustainability for the organisation. Like other borough’s the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Kingston communities and on the council’s financial position, the requirement to transform at pace is now more important than ever.

RBK are moving forward with an ambitious programme of transformation activity and as part of this, have set up a Corporate Commissioning and Procurement Team that brings together these related skills to work together more effectively.

Your new role

Your role as Commissioning and Procurement Officer for Governance and Policy will report to the Procurement Manager for Governance. You will support the Commissioning Governance Board to provide procurement governance administration and support on policy research and development.

This role will give you the opportunity to work on interesting projects that are driving the transformation and greening procurement agenda.

Your role will support policy research and development for London Living Wage, Modern Slavery, Ethical Sourcing and the Social Value Programme.

Your role will include:

•          Providing professional commissioning and procurement project support to commissioning leads across the Council

•          Developing excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to maximise the understanding of commissioning and procurement to deliver positive outcomes

•          Maintaining the Council’s commissioning and procurement guidance materials and templates

•          Supporting the procurement governance/gateway process to ensure timely and informed commercial decisions

What you'll need to succeed

For this role, you will need to demonstrate Good knowledge of commissioning and procurement best practice and appropriate procurement experience in a public sector with excellent knowledge of Public Contract Regulations (PCR 2015).

You will have strong stakeholder management skills able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at varying levels and be able to make an impact quickly.

You will ideally have completed or be working towards a degree or relevant professional qualification, preferably Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Can you please confirm you are happy for Spencer Clarke Group to be the sole agency to represent you for this role?

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY PLEASE RESPOND FIRSTLY WITH AN UP TO DATE CV, AVAILABILITY/ NOTICE PERIOD, THE ROLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR & THE HOURLY RATE YOU REQUIRE. We do not hold CV’s on file without first speaking with you. 

On receipt of your CV and contact details I will get in touch to discuss how to progress the application.

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