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Procurement Officers

University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
£33,314 – £36,386 / £46,047 – £53,353
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

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Specialist Area
Job Level
Executive / Officer, Manager, Senior Executive / Officer
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Procurement Officer & Senior Procurement Officer

Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Procurement Officer and Senior Procurement Officer to join our busy Procurement Team.

We are looking for talented individuals with experience of public sector procurement to take the lead on a range of activities across the University. As part of our close-knit Procurement Team, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your professional knowledge and experience. 

Stakeholder management is a key part of the role. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills.

Applicants are expected to have:

  • Experience in a Public Sector Procurement environment including a good understanding of the Public Contracts Regulations.
  • Managed tenders and developed Strategy documentation.
  • A professional attitude and an ability to communicate positively with a variety of personalities and job roles at all levels.
  • Commitment to fairness, inclusivity and the promotion of equality and diversity. 

For more information please visit the University Jobs page to complete an application.

An Agile (Flexible) working policy is in place and will be discussed on appointment. You will have 30 days annual leave, plus eight bank holidays. A minimum of three extra paid concessionary days are also normally provided each year, for extended University closure around some UK public holidays. 

Interviews for this vacancy will take place on Thursday 18th January 2024.

Additional Information about the University and Staff Benefits

You will join a welcoming, award-winning University known for its renowned standards of teaching and research. Our friendly community of circa 22,000 students come from across the world, while our graduates supply the Black Country with newly qualified professionals for roles in sectors as varied as healthcare, engineering, teaching, and law. 

As a university we consider the right attitudes and behaviours to be just as important as experience and skill. Our department philosophy is to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do and we expect our staff to uphold our values of being “diligent, kind and excellent” at all times, linking into the University’s overall vision, strategy and values. 

Training and development opportunities

We understand the need to keep developing our staff, not only to meet the needs of their current roles but also to support career development. We offer a wide range of organisational development opportunities to support staff throughout their time at the university. 

Staff Benefits

We have partnered with an external organisation to offer staff a great range of discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day-to-day spending. In addition, we offer tax-free savings on bicycles through our ‘cycle to work’ scheme. 


Our defined benefit pension schemes are a real asset to your peace of mind. Depending on the job you’re appointed to, you will be automatically enrolled into the most appropriate pension option for you. 

Employee Assistance Programme

The service is provided by an independent third party free of charge, completely confidential and is available to all staff members and their immediate family members. This short-term counselling method can be very effective for busy working people who may need this additional support at some point in their domestic, personal, or working lives. In addition, our provider also offers access to practical advice and information which incorporates debt information, legal, financial tax information as well as family care and support. 


We operate a number of family-friendly policies to support colleagues in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

The University of Opportunity for Students and Staff

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of our staff body reflects those of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who may not define themselves as disabled, but nevertheless encounter challenges) 

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are scored against the criteria set out in the job description and person specifications attached to this advert. Applications are not assessed against the job advert so please ensure your applications are crafted against the Job Description and Person Specification contained within it.




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