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Lead Procurement Officer

  • Job reference: procure100119kensigt
  • Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Lead Procurement Officer

I am looking for a Lead Procurement Officer to work in Kensington and Chelsea, West London.

The vacancy is full time (36 hours) and to start ASAP!

The contract is initially 3 months with a chance of extension after that.

The purpose of the Commissioning Directorate(s) is to lead and enable Children's and Adult's Services to make the best use of available resources, so that local needs are met and to achieve tangible improvements in outcomes.

To apply for this role you will need:
*Enhanced DBS
*MCIPs (level 6) or working towards it or equivalent
*Extensive experience of delivering complex and high risk procurements and sourcing activity at a strategic level, with a strong track record of meeting service/ business need, delivering financial savings and minimising service and procurement risk.

Some of your duties will include:
*Providing expert professional advice to the Commissioning Directorate and Children's / Adult's colleagues beyond to shape and influence procurement strategies in line with the Council(s) strategic objectives and financial context
*To lead the development of creative, service focused and commercial procurement and sourcing solutions within the confines of best practice, council policies and standing orders and domestic and EU legislative frameworks for public procurement
*To provide direct line management of Senior Procurement Officers including taking responsibility for quality assurance, skills development, appraisals and resource allocation within the team

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including -
*A specialist consultant specific to you with a wide range of social work knowledge
*Excellent and competitive rates of pay
*An extensive range of exclusive Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK
*Expert payroll service processed twice per week
*Frequent job updates sent to you exclusively to meet your requirements
*£250 bonus offered for referring a friend to any job role
*Loyalty Bonus Scheme granting access to our rewards website which includes free gifts such as televisions, mobile phones and more

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Nosheen at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!

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