- Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
- £36,117 - £39,489 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
- Work From Home:
This position has expired.
We are seeking dynamic individuals to act as Procurement Officers and to lead in nominated spend categories to deliver the Council’s procurement objectives, targets and savings
The post will be based in Midlothian House, Dalkeith. The Council have, however, adopted a “digital by default” strategy and, where possible, you will be expected to work remotely with attendance at Midlothian House being on an exception basis.
Working in Midlothian presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take us forward in our desire to be a high performing, citizen-focused and modern local authority. As the fastest growing local authority in Scotland, the Procurement Officer will deliver forward-looking services fit for a modern 21st Century organisation.
The post demands extensive technical, specialist and theoretical knowledge which will have been attained by achieving Corporate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Graduate Diploma), and/or through by a period of relevant working experience demonstrating an excellent knowledge of procurement legislation, regulations, standards, procedures and techniques relevant to local government and of current issues facing local government. Proven experience in procurement operations is required, including specification writing, conducting the full tendering process through to evaluation and award of contract. Knowledge of modern procurement practices, including development of sourcing strategies, category management and e-procurement.
Experience of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of organisation and individuals, particularly in negotiating, tendering and challenging existing practice. Jobholder will attend internal and external working groups to discuss procurement best practice and the implementation of legislative changes.
CLOSING DATE - Sunday 6th February 2022
INTERVIEW DATE - Week commencing 14th February 2022
Position Title: Procurement Officer
Position Number: RAE0097
Location: Midlothian House
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Please State
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £36,117.53 per annum.
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.