Huntingdonshire District Council
Huntingdonshire District Council United Kingdom United Kingdom
3 months ago
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses. This means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people.
Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision-making.
About the role
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Procurement Team on a part time, permanent basis to support us with general procurement contract administration, monitoring various systems and dealing with internal and external customers and to provide professional support to help us achieve our ambitious goals.
You will mainly focus on administrative tasks which will involve assisting and gathering information to assist the Procurement Lead to... run a strategic procurement function.
You will assist in communicating with suppliers' clarifications and questions in a professional and prompt manner, monitoring the online tendering portal and general emails, signposting and advising customers of the correct procurement route to market, maintaining accurate contract records and proactively engaging with the council's various departments.
You will support the Procurement Lead with the preparation of tender and contract documents and uploading information and contracts onto the council's Finance System and contracts' register.
We know our people are what make HDC great and recognise how important a healthy work–life balance is. Our hybrid work model enables employees to work remotely whilst allowing for in-office collaboration opportunities across the district. We are also able to offer flexibility in how the hours are worked to support the team.
This is a chance to really make an impact; ensuring the council is compliant in all procurement activities.
An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills, you will be experienced in using Microsoft Office/Teams. Self-motivated and proactive, you will have previous administrative experience and be able to manage your own workload with minimal supervision to meet multiple deadlines and requests.
A good general knowledge surrounding the concepts and principles of procurement would be helpful, but we are committed to finding the right person and an experienced administrator with an interest in Public Procurement would thrive in this role.
Striking the balance between assisting in a compliant procurement process whilst maintaining flexibility to meet stakeholder needs, you'll be known for your reliability, attention to detail and organisation, alongside a collaborative and proactive approach.
View the job description [PDF, 0.7MB].
At HDC we want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
Does this sound like the opportunity for you? If so, we'd love to hear from you. You can apply by submitting your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to [email protected].
Closing date is 9am 13 March 2023, however, this is a rolling campaign and we'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and will close the advert early should we receive suitable applications so please don't delay in applying!
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact the Recruitment Team at [email protected].
Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.
For many of our roles (and where it is possible) we are currently working remotely and anticipate in the future returning to a hybrid office model on a flexible basis. This will still include work from home and flexi-time opportunities in order to provide a good work-life balance whilst still ensuring that teams benefit from in person interaction. Candidates should therefore be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity and are a supportive employer, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work-life balance.
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