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BCFT Procurement Manager

Bradford Children and Families Trust
Bradford, West Yorkshire
£50,467 - £54,378 per annum
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Charities, Not For Profit, Charities, Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Salary: Special A £50,467 - £54,378

(Trust roles will be subject to review as part of rolling job evaluation)

Hours: 37

Contract: Permanent 

Base: Sir Henry Mitchell House

Holidays: Annual Leave starts at 31 days and rises to max of 34 days with service. (plus, public holidays).

Excellent Pension: Defined benefit scheme with 16.8% employer contribution (Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme)

Professional Support: Regular supervision and annual appraisals, payment of professional fees

About the Bradford Children and Families Trust

Bradford Children’s and Families Trust was established in April 2023 to deliver Children’s Services across the district. The Trust is wholly owned and funded by Bradford Council, but we are operationally independent. This provides the organisation with opportunities to explore and develop new approaches to service delivery.

The Trust has a clear vision for all children and young people to be safe and realise their full potential. To achieve this, we are working creatively with partners across the district to provide excellent services that meet the needs of children and their families. 

There is a wide portfolio of expertise and knowledge across the Trust, including at board and executive level, and a supporting environment that promotes innovation. If you have the skills, experience, energy and passion to help us deliver the improvements we need to make then we would love to hear from you.

We are creating an organisation with a strong identity and values and currently have two exciting opportunities to contribute to the Trusts vision at a Leadership level. We are looking for established social work leaders who are dedicated to giving all children the best opportunity for the future, putting families at the heart of everything they do and committed to working as part of a multiagency system.

Our vision is for all children and young people in the Bradford District to be safe and realise their full potential.

Working for the Bradford Children and Families Trust offers the opportunity to work with great people who are passionate about delivering change in a city whose culture offers as much diversity as it’s geography.

About the role:

We are looking to appoint a Procurement Manager to support the Trust in the management of the commissioning cycle and ensuring delivery of the Trust’s objectives in a compliant manner, to the highest possible professional standards and complying with all aspects of relevant legislation and public accountability requirements. 

The role is accountable for the delivery of specific strategic procurement projects and business as usual operations alongside supporting the development and delivery of service strategies and objectives.



  1. 5 GCSE’s graded at A to C, two of which must be English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications)
  2. Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Level 5 or equivalent experience gained within a comparable environment.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of the full commissioning and procurement lifecycle (including contract management).
  • Knowledge of the stages involved in developing and implementing contracting strategies.
  • Knowledge of relevant procurement legislation.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good standard of analytical and data management skills


  • Experience of working in a procurement, finance or commissioning environment
  • Experience of etendering and contract database systems administration and operation
  • Proven experience of communication with internal and external contacts
  • Understanding of public sector procurement legislation


  • Understanding of Project Management methodology


  • The job role may require working outside of normal office hours to attend meetings.
  • The job role may require travel between different local sites.

Please contact Peter Oakeshott, Interim Procurement Lead, for a confidential discussion on 07974 894364 or email

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

 The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.


Bradford Children and Families Trust has been set up to stabilise, recover and improve children’s services under new leadership – accountable to, but operationally independent from, Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

The Trust is a non-profit-distributing company that demonstrates day-to-day operational independence in the management and delivery of children’s social care services in Bradford through a strong Board of executive and non-executive directors.

We have worked hard to establish supportive, trusting and effective relationships with Bradford Council as the owner, commissioner and key partner of the Trust.

The Trust’s performance and improvements are measured against an agreed performance regime, with key performance indicators set out in a Performance Management Framework.

Detailed partnership governance arrangements are in place to ensure that the Trust is meeting our statutory obligations. These include:

  • Safeguarding Children’s Partnership
  • Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Youth Offending Service Board

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