Specialist - Procurement (Development)

Homes England
Coventry, Leeds, Liverpool or Newcastle
£30,755 - £45,000
20 Oct 2020
03 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

Role Title: Specialist - Procurement (Development)
Reference: A0038
Salary: £30,755 - £45,000
Grade: Specialist
Location: Coventry, Leeds, Liverpool or Newcastle
Team: Legal Services
Directorate: Corporate Resources
Recruiting Manager: Susan Docherty
Contract: Permanent 
Closing Date:  03/11/2020

Who are we?

We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house-building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes.  

We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.

What we offer:

We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.

If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.

If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices (or at home!)

A bit about the role...

Working in a team with Mike our Head of Procurement and Susan our Senior Procurement Specialist (Development), you will play a critical role in supporting the procurement team and Homes England as we support the delivery of a wide range of contracts to meet our strategic objectives. You will be joining our small but enthusiastic team, who are committed to making a real positive change in how we support colleagues to buy better.

We’re looking for people who can learn and understand quickly, identify problems and opportunities, join the dots and work with colleagues to deliver effective solutions to help us procure contracts which help us to make homes happen. 

The role will support the design and delivery of key projects around how we procure and there are some great strategic projects to get involved with. This is an excellent opportunity to balance day to day collaboration whilst bringing innovative solutions to our agency wide offer.
This is a rare chance to shape the future in a fast changing, national organisation that has real purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional Procurement Team you will ensure Homes England is able to deliver the changes and maximise the opportunities to achieve our objectives.

We are on a real journey and this is a great opportunity to be a part of that.

A bit about you...

Whilst our day job is to support, enable and challenge our stakeholders you will be used to spinning several plates at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate.

You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as a business. You will enjoy working in an innovative, fun and engaging way and be able to facilitate and persuade.