Head of Procurement and Contracts

London, E14 9GL
£65,000 – £75,000 + Benefits
23 May 2019
09 Jun 2019
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Tower Hamlets Homes is an award-winning ALMO delivering high-quality housing services for residents living in 21,000 homes in East London.  Delivering our services for Tower Hamlets Council, we’re more than just a housing management company.  Our vision is to create thriving, safe, and sustainable neighbourhoods where residents can be proud of their homes, respect one another and realise their potential.

We’ve won the prestigious Landlord of the Year award and the Inclusion and Diversity Pioneer award at the UK Housing Awards in 2019 and two Engagement Excellence awards in 2018, recognising our modern and forward-looking approach to employee reward and recognition.

The Head of Procurement and Contracts is key in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of a Best in Class procurement strategy and governance process. Reporting to the Director of Asset Management, the Head of Procurement and Contracts will lead, develop, and motivate a new procurement team to provide a procurement service which both achieves best value in the procurement of goods and services but also delivers a fantastic service to residents.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead the development and implementation of procurement strategy and governance
  • Lead the successful procurement of £multi-million contracts across Property Services totalling a £300m commitment over five years
  • Lead, develop, motivate and manage a new procurement team
  • Lead the provision of a strategic, efficient and flexible procurement service delivering value for money, cost savings and a quality service
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders ensuring maximum engagement
  • Represent THH in procurement matters and negotiations; acting as Business Partner in the provision of expert technical advice

What you’ll offer us:

  • Understanding of Public Procurement and OJEU processes - £multi-million contracts
  • Experience of developing and implementing procurement strategy and governance
  • ALMO or RSL experience with knowledge of the construction industry and contracts
  • Experience of building relationships with Boards, Committees, and other stakeholder groups
  • Experience of leading and managing a small team

What we’ll offer you:

  • 26 days’ paid holiday each year, plus eight bank holidays
  • A fantastic career-average pension scheme
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Amazing commercial discounts, including discounts at many gyms, shops and restaurants
  • Your voice heard through our staff forum and networking groups for women and LGBT staff
  • Newly refurbished offices, with free tea, coffee and fruit, and shower facilities
  • Interest-free season ticket loans and many more

Application Process:

  • For more information and to download a candidate pack please visit:  https://www.pro-recruitment.co.uk/tower-hamlets-homes-jobs?
  • The deadline for CV applications is the 9th of June with initial interviews ongoing thereafter
  • Final interviews at THH will take place from the 24th of June
  • For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partner Matt Davidson at Pro-Recruitment Group on 020 7269 6323 or at THH@pro-recruitment.co.uk
  • Please note, all third-party introductions will be forwarded to Pro-Recruitment Group

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