Head of Procurement
(£55,617 to £63,576) per annum (dependent on experience and CIPS qualification level)
37 hours per week (Hybrid working)
About the role
Are you an experienced senior Procurement professional and leader who can bring commitment, enthusiasm, knowledge, and practical experience of procuring quality services and achieving excellent value for money? Are you passionate about securing additional social value?
Runnymede Borough Council are an ambitious Local Authority with an annual spend in excess of £20million on a wide and diverse range of goods, works and services to support effective delivery of our Corporate Business Plan and statutory and discretionary services. The Council has led significant regeneration and place-shaping in the towns of Addlestone and Egham to provide a mix of residential and commercial capital schemes.
We own and manage a portfolio of Social Housing within the Borough delivering first class landlord services across the wide remit of the Housing department including planned and reactive maintenance, disabled adaptations, environmental services, and estate management.
This role is an opportunity for you to lead and deliver the Council’s procurement strategy, enabling outcomes that support our Corporate Business Plan and key strategic themes of economic development, climate change, empowering communities, health and wellbeing and organisational development. Harnessing social value and sustainable procurement will be a priority.
You will oversee all procurement activity across the organisation, delivering timely procurements and offering innovative solutions. You will manage a team of two Procurement Officers who lead and manage high value and complex procurement exercises (>£100K). This will include producing comprehensive tender specifications, technical questions, pricing schedules and evaluation criteria. During 2024/25 our procurement programme includes a wide variety of Housing Maintenance, Fleet, I.T. and Green Spaces contracts amongst others.
You will be able to communicate at all levels of the organisation and share your expertise by coaching and supporting Buying Managers at all procurement stages. You will be comfortable in engaging with stakeholders to explain public sector procurement and the regulatory landscape. As a result you will need to have demonstrable experience of procurement in the public sector working to MCIPS standards
Runnymede is an ambitious, passionate, and progressive council with a forward- thinking attitude and award-winning departments. As a Borough Council, we are committed to our four core values and goals which we demonstrate through our ongoing policies and projects. We are always keen to improve our services and welcome innovative and proactive individuals who are open minded and have a positive approach in supporting our vision.
The Civic Centre offices are based in Addlestone, Surrey, a short drive from the M25 J11. Addlestone is also served directly by trains from Woking, Reading and London Waterloo.,
- Hybrid working 3 days in the office, 2 days working from home
- Flexible working 7am-7pm (Core hours are 10-11.30am & 2.30pm-4pm) and Flexi-leave
- 28 Days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays and 1 extra day at Christmas
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Free Parking
- Subsidised cafe on site
- Training and development opportunities
- Payment of one professional membership per annum
- Cycle to work + further related discounts
- Season ticket loan
- Health and Dental insurance plan after 3 years’ service
How to apply
For more information on the role and to apply please visit: Runnymede Borough Council Jobs | Surrey Jobs
We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Patrick Tuite, Head of Procurement on 01932 425321 or Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 29 February 2024
Interviews Date: 14 March 2024
If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.
Runnymede Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with care support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be requested to present your identification at the interview stage and there will be several checks conducted during the onboarding process inclusive of an enhanced DBS check for specified roles.
How to Apply
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If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact us at Human Resources, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH.
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