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Commercial & Procurement Officers

Lincolnshire County Council
CPO £40,221 - £44,428 CPO £33,024 - £36,648
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Commercial & Procurement Officers (including Senior roles)

Property, Procurement and Commissioning

Resources - Procurement


Senior CPO £40,221 - £44,428 CPO £33,024 - £36,648

Permanent - Full-time


Are you looking to join an outstanding team of procurement professionals?  A friendly and dedicated team who are committed to driving positive change. If you have knowledge or experience of public sector procurement and are looking for a fresh challenge, in a welcoming team environment, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We have the following opportunities available:

2 x full-time, permanent positions (with flexibility to consider part-time working for each post).

Within the two available vacancies, we are open to appointing at the level best suited to successful applicants’ skills and experience. Appointments made at Commercial and Procurement Officer level may have potential for future growth into a Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer post subject to future development and budgets. We are very keen to develop our staff and a number of current senior staff in the team joined us originally as Commercial and Procurement Officers.  

About the Roles

These roles sit within the Procurement Team, part of the wider Commercial Team – People Services.  Focussing on the procurement and development of ‘People’ based services the team covers wide responsibilities including service design, procurement advice, challenge and advice on existing services, and end to end procurement project management.

Reporting to a Commercial & Procurement Manager you will develop bespoke procurement and contract documentation which will deliver appropriate cost-effective outcomes for the Council and provide life-enhancing support for some of the most vulnerable residents of Lincolnshire. You will thrive in a truly encouraging and supportive team environment, knowing your daily work makes a positive difference! You may have experience of procurement and/or contract management, the Care or Health sectors, or you may be very motivated to join it. Either way, we welcome your interest.

Ideally for the Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer post(s), we are looking for candidates who have the skills to develop high value commercial arrangements for new services that support hospital discharges and individual brokerage placements, to effectively negotiate with providers and develop the market to meet future needs.

To be effective in these roles you will ideally be:

  • For the Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer role, educated to degree level in a relevant subject or hold an equivalent professional qualification
  • Experienced in public sector procurement, although those whose background is not in the public sector but who can demonstrate an understanding of the issues and processes around public sector procurement will also be considered
  • Commercially minded with a good understanding of getting good value from contracted services
  • Able to develop and maintain successful working relationships
  • An effective communicator, with strong negotiation skills
  • Forward thinking and keen to embed new ways of thinking and working

About our offer

Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer

Appointment to the role(s) will be offered at a salary of between £40,221 and £44,428 (depending on skills and experience).

Commercial and Procurement Officer

Appointment to the role(s) will be offered at a salary of between £33,024 and £36,648 (depending on skills and experience).

Our comprehensive range of additional benefits for both these posts includes:-

  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, widely recognised as one of the leading contributory pension schemes on the market.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (increased after 5 years’ continuous local government service), together with Bank Holidays and the option to purchase additional leave
  • Varied local and national discount schemes, plus cycle to work and green car leasing initiatives
  • ‘Smarter Working’ - flexible working patterns encompassing home and office-based working, and flexi-time
  • Comprehensive wellbeing offer for all staff, including dedicated occupational health support
  • Professional support, learning and development, with internal and external training opportunities and the payment of one professional subscription per annum where appropriate

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

We think Lincolnshire is a fantastic place to live and work, offering everything from historic cities through scenic countryside and market towns, to miles of wide coastal beaches, For more about the many benefits of living and working in Lincolnshire, please check out Health and Social Care Careers in Lincolnshire | Be in Lincolnshire

Next steps

If you have any questions about the role or would like more information please contact either of our Commercial & Procurement Managers, Fergus Gilmour or Catherine Kinnaird via e-mail or

Closing date: Sunday 17th March

Interviews: Tuesday 9 April and Friday 12 April 2024

We look forward to receiving your application!

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fluency Duty

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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