Interim Commissioning & Procurement (x2)



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 August 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSi58288

Interim Commissioning & Procurement 

The post holder is intended to provide (i) professional commissioning, procurement and contract leadership, advice and support for a number of areas across the Council (ii) develop Council policies and strategies relating to commissioning and procurement. Interim capacity is required to provide support for the programme of EU and non-EU procurements whilst the Council continues its transformation journey. The role is required to provide hands on commissioning and procurement support to a variety of key commissioning and procurement projects. This will be a critical role that will contribute to the success of upcoming commissioning and procurement activity ensuring delivery of key projects whilst the organisation is changing.

Day to day activities

  • Provides expertise and capacity to undertake commissioning and procurement activities for a variety of Council functions. 
  • Oversees the Commissioning Cycle (Analyse, Plan, Do, Review) and is therefore expected to draw upon a number of tools which include, but is not limited to: Engaging with Service Users and Providers, Needs Analysis, Market Shaping, Options Appraisal, Service Design and Performance Management to inform how services should be delivered
  • Manages and coordinates a consistent approach to procurement activity across the council based on the Council’s procurement framework and in line with Public Contracts Regulations (PCR).
  • Leads and manages procurement activity including PCR compliant tendering
    Provides guidance to services and supporting and challenging major procurement projects

This role is for 3 months minimum inside IR35 c£450.  The closing date is Wednesday 28th August 10am. 


How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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