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  • Ref no: MOR04284
  • Published: 6/9/2019
  • Closes: 20/9/2019
  • Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
  • Salary: £35,569.95 - £39,471.90 per year pro rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.13 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

The Procurement Officer is responsible for assisting with the delivery of the Corporate Procurement service, covering governance, accountability, guidance, support, project administration and training of council tendering and contracting processes.  




Provide advice and support for the development and delivery of the Council’s Procurement Policy, Strategy, Procedures and Guidance Library in line with regulations.

Assist in ensuring that the Section is adequately prepared for changes in regulations affecting all aspects of procurement and support the development of any resultant impact on procedures and processes.

Ensure all procedures and related processes are developed to deliver an efficient process and appropriately documented. To use these procedures to directly support departmental Lead Officers in allocated procurement projects.

To participate in the development and delivery of the Council Procurement Training Programme

Assume the role of Lead Officer for appropriate corporate, national and sectoral contracts

The Individual

Significant experience in general Finance Procurement and/or Business Management

CIPS Level 4 – or currently working towards CIPS Level 4

Computer literate with good spreadsheet skills, preferably MS Excel & Word

Effective organisational skills including time management

Knowledge of procurement processes

Understanding of finance control and administration including implementation of new procedures

A flexible approach to new working practices and technology

Appreciation and acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.

Able to work as part of a team and using own initiative but willing to accept direction/delegation

Very good communicator – verbal and written

Ability to relate well with all levels of staff within the organisation

Analytical and research skills

Work under pressure to tight deadlines

Flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the service

Ability to work in difference offices dependant on service requirements

Local Authority Finance Administration experience

Procurement Experience

Experience of the delivery of a corporate wide support function

HND in Finance / Administration Management

Training experience

Knowledge of Council policies and procedures

Knowledge of the Council’s FMS system (COA Solutions Ltd E5) and the Scottish Governments suite of e-buying tools

Training delivery experience

Closing Date: 20 September 2019
Starting Salary: £35,569.95 (pro rata)
18.13 hours per week
£18.87 per hour

Proposed Interview Date: Monday 7th October 2019

For Further information contact Diane Beattie 01343 563136

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