At Epsom & Ewell, we aspire to deliver high quality services to our residents. We might be small, but we have big plans to serve our population of 80,000 residents. We are investing in our future, increasing strategic capacity and exploring new ways of working.
The Procurement Apprentice is a new role and you will be working within the Corporate Assurance team with exposure to services across the Council. You will support the Procurement and Contract Manager by:
- Managing the councils contract register
- Administrator for In-Tend, the councils eSourcing portal
- Liaising and supporting Officers with procurement queries, managing the procurement inbox
- Advising officer on Contract Standing Orders (CSO’s)
- Managing the waiver process
- Submitting Contracts Finder award notices
In addition, you will become familiar with the other departments within the council including projects, finance, operational services and property & regeneration.
You will be supported by your manager and tutor with guided learning either online or at a study centre. You will spend 20% of your time working (equivalent to one day a week) towards your evidence portfolio and your qualification. Training will be a combination of on the job and off the job.
The off the job element will include classroom style learning and revision days, as well as one to one tutor sessions. Study guides, eBooks and eLearning will be provided.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply (a globally recognised qualification) and you will be in a strong position to apply and succeed in Procurement Officer roles within local authorities or the private sector.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and committed team and we look forward to receiving your application. For further details and to apply please go to: Proceurement Apprentice
At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.