Procurement Assistant Job at Derby City Council – in Derby

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Full time


Grade D £20,092 to £20,903 a year

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Job description

Directorate: Corporate Resources

Hours: 37 hours a week

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Council House

At Derby City Council, effective procurement is seen as a key function in the drive to reduce costs. To build on the work already achieved by the Procurement team, exciting opportunities have been created to join and support the team to deliver procurement projects.

You will manage a wide range of enquiries from inside and outside of the Council, and provide excellent administration, IT and customer service skills.

Support the Procurement Officers in the administration of procurement exercises including the use of the Council’s e-tendering system. Experience of obtaining quotations/ tenders for goods or services is desirable but not essential.

The post available is in the Communities and Place Category Team

Types of work in the category include:

  • Waste Management goods and services
  • Highways Maintenance goods and services
  • Transport goods and services
  • Regeneration projects
  • Leisure facilities goods and services
  • Outdoor facilities and equipment

It is essential that you are qualified to A’ level standard or equivalent and have strong IT skills.

There is the possibility of some remote working, particularly whilst managing the risks regarding Covid-19, therefore you will need access to IT equipment and internet access. Initial training and support on appointment could potentially be delivered remotely as well.

The Procurement Team is determined to play it’s part in helping Derby City Council deliver its Recovery Plan. If you think you have the skills, drive, and ambition to help us, we’d love to hear from you.

Applicants not shortlisted in the previous recruitment campaigns for this level of post need not apply

Interviews are to be held: Week Commencing 6 September 2021

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23 August 2021. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Interviews may be held remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams or another form of video communication. In addition, tests may take place via email. Applicants will need, therefore, to have access to appropriate IT equipment, Microsoft applications and video conferencing.

Please be aware that where there are staff within the organisation who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.

All new starters will automatically start at the bottom of the grade.

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About Company

Company: Derby City Council –

Company Location:  Derby

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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