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Procurement Lead

Southampton City Council
£49,498 - 55,648 per year + Benefits
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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Public Sector
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Full Time
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Southampton City Council

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Closing date  - 14/04/2024 23:59:00

Reference -  SCC - 14588

Title - Procurement Lead - Property Construction and Related Services Project

Job Type - Permanent

Job Hours - Full-time

Industry - Logistics, Procurement, Distribution and Supply Chain

Location - England -- South East England -- Hampshire, Southampton

Salary - £49,498 - £55,648 per year + Benefits

Why Work for us: Employee benefits (

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced procurement professional to join us in the role of Procurement Lead for a 2-year fixed term contract. You will work closely with the Strategic Procurement Programme (SPP) team and wider council stakeholders to deliver the procurement and mobilisation activity for the council’s upcoming property construction and related services contract.

In this role you must understand and be able to deliver end to end contract lifecycle processes in accordance with public procurement legislation and council policies to achieve value for money in a timely and efficient manner.

You must be able to evidence a sound knowledge of procurement practices and legislation within the public sector and ideally benefit from knowledge and/or experience within the property/construction sectors

As an individual, you will need to be highly organised, and used to dealing with a complex workload.

The attached job description provides further details on the key accountabilities, responsibilities, and person specification for the role.

If you have the experience and skills to undertake this role, we would like to hear from you!

Your base will be the Civic Centre; however, the council adopts a flexible working, which includes home working where business needs allow.

Additional information:

The working hours for this role are 37 hours per week.

This is a fixed term position for 2 years.  

Please note that appointments are usually made at the bottom of the salary scale.

How to apply:

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed, unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications that are made through a third party agency. We cannot guarantee that any correspondence sent from third party agencies will be responded to. To ensure your application is received please apply directly through our website.

We are proud to be #DisabilityConfident and support fair recruitment practices. Find out how you can get involved at  No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

Southampton City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.  It is committed to delivering services to ensure they are happy, safe and have opportunities to reach their goals as responsible members of our community.  We believe it is always unacceptable for a child, young person or adult to experience abuse of any kind and recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare.  We are committed to following safe practices to ensure this and expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  This commitment is reflected in all our recruitment and selection practices.

As a Corporate Parent we are actively aiming to support all our children in care (looked after children) and care leavers. Any applicants who are children in care or care leavers, who meet the essential criteria for the post applied for, will be guaranteed an interview.

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