Procurement Officer

Homes England
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£18,453 - £27,000
12 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

Role Title: Procurement Officer
Reference: A0040
Salary: £18,453 - £27,000
Grade: Analyst/Team Co-ordinator/Assistant
Location: Newcastle 
Team: Legal Services
Directorate: Corporate Resources 
Recruiting Manager: Susan Docherty
Contract: Permanent 
Closing Date:  26/10/2020

This is an overview of the role:

To support the development, maintenance and execution of the Agency’s procurement and disposal processes, together with a range of other duties in respect of the good governance of the Agency.

References to “procurement” include disposals of land and property, particularly those that fall within the definition of public works contracts under procurement legislation.  The primary focus of the role is work to support the central procurement team on a wide range of procurement matters for the Development Directorate including but not limited to identification of pipeline, adopting principles of business partnering and adopting key aspects of a category management approach.  Specific focus will be needed on working alongside colleagues within the Framework and Technical teams as they update the suite of frameworks and seek to standardise how works are procured.  

The successful person will be responsible for:

•  Supporting the effective and innovative management of the Procurement team. To support the Senior Specialist and the Head of Procurement on the development, maintenance and execution of the Procurement Strategy.
•  Providing enabling support and advice on procurements requiring publication in Contracts Finder and OJEU (including the procurement of frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems) ensuring tender documentation is complete, evaluation criteria are robust and all tender documentation is uploaded at the time of publication.
•  Supporting the Senior Specialist in ensuring effective processes are in place for the
procurement of works, services and supplies by the Agency and developing, maintaining and
communicating appropriate procedures and guidance on procurement and disposal activity.
•  Supporting group/one-to-one training and produce guidance (including development of new templates and guidance) on procurement activities in order to increase the knowledge and understanding of procurement activities throughout the Agency.
•  Undertaking and managing the maintenance of contract register as well as preparing and supervising the preparation of MI reports on procurement activity (eg transparency, and monthly
spend information required by MHCLG and CCS). 

In order to complete the responsibilities for this role, the successful candidate will have:

Essential skills and knowledge: 
•  Evidence of good general education.
•  Professional membership of MCIPS or equivalent or working towards.
•  Wide range of public sector procurement experience.
•  Working knowledge and experience of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
•  Proficient in the use of standard Office IT products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Desirable skills and knowledge: 
•  Good understanding of disposals of land and property, particularly those that fall within the definition of public works contracts under procurement legislation. 
•  Experience within a property/regeneration/housing environment.

•  The ability to learn - continually improving their own, and team members',  knowledge of procurement practice and Homes England procurement procedures to ensure an excellent service to customers; suggesting process improvements to improve quality and timeliness of service delivery and encouraging others to do so.
•  Collaboration and Ambition - working effectively with colleagues across the Agency and external partners to deliver value for money and excellence in procurement, and encouraging others to do so.