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Procurement Officer

Lancashire Constabulary
Hutton Headquarters
£27,351 - £38,007 pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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

Procurement Officer

LC 6, LC 8 £27,351 - £38,007 pa

Procurement Team

Hutton Headquarters

Full Time

37 hours per week


Lancashire Constabulary’s Finance Department is seeking a Procurement Officer to be based at Hutton Headquarters. The site is accessible by public transport and there is also free car parking on site.

We are seeking an experienced Procurement Professional (part or fully qualified to CIPS level 5 or 6) to become part of a Strategic Procurement Team with significant procurement experience , preferably within a public sector environment . Experience should include leading complex and high value procurement projects, experience in the use of e tendering systems, a working knowledge of a category based approach and the ability to interpret and apply Public Contract Regulations 2015. We provide a high quality procurement function to the Constabulary, supporting the Procurement and Contracts Manager.  The team provides internal and external stakeholder support for procurement projects.  We also lead, negotiate, construct and manage diverse and complex procurement contracts of significant value in line with customer requirements and prescribed timescales.  The candidate will demonstrate a strong personal commitment to delivering and achieving value for money, whilst providing a high quality service.

Please note that candidates with relevant experience are eligible to commence in this role on a higher pay grade. Please find the progression arrangements at the bottom of the job specification.

For this role, you will also be required to upload a CV alongside a cover letter. Please could you provide your qualification details in relation to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. Please could you also provide an overview of your procurement experience within a public sector environment.

The salary is based within an LC6 to LC8 pay grade, however, the department are open to allow candidates to commence the role at an LC7 or LC8 pay grade dependant on qualifications and experience.

Candidates applying for Lancashire Constabulary should be aware that the use of online 'Artificial Intelligence' (AI) systems such as ChatGPT to generate application answers is NOT permitted, any candidate found to have submitted an application form using online 'AI' software to generate answers will be removed from the recruitment process with immediate effect. This may result in future applications with the Constabulary also being rejected, based on integrity.

We are seeking a part or fully qualified individual to Level 5 or Level 6 Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. Candidates must also have a Commitment to working towards or fully qualified to Level 6 Graduate Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (or equivalent) – this will require attending college one day a week, completing exams, on the job training and a commitment to study in own time and will take approx. 2 years to complete.

Further details of the requirements and duties of the post can be found on the attached Role Profile.

Please note, as a condition of your appointment you must undergo and pass MV Vetting.

Please be aware there is a minimum 5 year UK residency required for Management Vetting.


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