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Vacancy Details

Procurement Manager

Lancaster City Council
£42,403 - £46,464 per annum pro rata
Lancaster Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Part Time
29.6 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/04/2024 at 23:55
Lancaster City Council

The Role 

Lancaster City Council is looking to recruit a temporary Procurement Manager. This is a great opportunity to help shape all the procurement functions of the Council by ensuring proper procedures and practices are in place that help the Council achieve its priorities.

The role will involve:

  • Assisting the Chief Officer Governance in the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Council, its Cabinet, Committees and Officers
  • Developing, co-ordinating and implementing the Council’s Corporate Procurement Strategy to assist the Council in achieving its objectives, and to lead and manage the provision of associated central support to develop corporate capacity and expertise in procurement.

This is a 16-month Maternity cover post. The hours of work for this position are 29.6 per week, working from Lancaster Town Hall with the option for hybrid working dependant on service needs, but also from any other locations as required.

The Council currently operates an excellent Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. Subject to the needs of this business, this may allow employees to work between the hours of 6:00am-10:30pm.

About You

You have a proven track record in providing procurement management and advice and identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.

Our Benefits

Lancaster is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.

Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.

We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.

At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve, and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.

We are a disability confident committed employer.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.

Interview date: TBC 

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed

Contact our Recruitment Team

Telephone: 01524 582000


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