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Senior Procurement & Contract Manager

Employer
Historic Royal Palaces
Location
Hampton Court Palace, HM Tower of London
Salary
£55,000
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

Senior Procurement & Contract Manager

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.

Departments: Procurement

Home Palace, Hampton Court Palace, HM Tower of London

Status: Established/Permanent

Salary: £55,000 Salary Rate Per Annum

Days/Hours of work: 36 hours per week - full-time, Monday to Friday. Flexible/hybrid working arrangements available

About the role  

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is a team of people who love and care for six remarkable buildings, preserving them for future generations and creating a space for spirits to stir and be stirred. 

This is an exciting time to join our team where we are pursuing a new strategy to become a charity for everyone.  Our focus is on extending reach, widening access, and inclusive history.  We can’t do this without the fundamental key support of functions such as our procurement team in providing the necessary professional advice to teams in their work, protecting our income and expenditure across the organisation and ensuring best value for money is achieved.  

We are looking for someone to join a small team with a remit covering Procurement, Property Management and Commercial contracts across HRP, led by the Head of Procurement and Contracts.  

Your key responsibility will be leading on procurement and contracting activity covering IT, Digital, Maintenance & Facilities categories across all our sites, namely HM Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Banqueting House and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, however working on other category spend areas will be required from time to time. 

The role will focus on higher value and more complex work and involve providing a professional, flexible and efficient service including leading the management of procurement processes and contract negotiations, end to end. 

 Benefits include: 

  • Hybrid working 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Generous Employers Pension Contributions (up to 11%) 
  • Annual Pay reviews & Bonuses 
  • Critical Illness Cover & Life Assurance 
  • Family friendly policies and benefits  
  • Staff discounts and membership to all palaces 

About you  

This is a demanding role and strong planning, flexibility and multi-tasking skills, stakeholder management, commercial awareness and contract drafting abilities are needed to ensure success in this role, as is an awareness of framework contract offerings from providers such as Crown Commercial Services and the London Universities Purchasing Consortium.  

You will have the opportunity to work flexibly across different sites (including a measure of home / hybrid working) with a choice of Hampton Court Palace or HM Tower of London as an office base. 

Being MCIPS qualified is essential unless extensive and deep practical experience and knowledge can be demonstrated. 

Salary: circa £55,000

Closing date: 23.55pm on 22 May 2024 

Interviews: week commencing 27 May 2024 

Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment 

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce.  Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background. 

Additional Information  

2024-05-02_Senior Procurement & Contracts Manager combined JP & PS.pdf – 120KB 

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce.  Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

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