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Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer

Care Quality Commission
North London or Homeworking
£31,373 or £36,775 depending on location
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Salary: Grade C - £31,373 (National Framework) or £36,775 (London Framework – if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25) – There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £553 per annum for those working from home

Contracted Hours: Full time 37 hours per week. We may consider compressed hours.

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: We can offer office-based working or homeworking.

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd July 2024 at 11.59pm

About Us

We’re the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we work to improve health and adult social care in England.

Through the dedication of our expert team, we monitor health and social care services to provide England with a safe and compassionate care system, recognising when services perform well as well as encouraging improvements and taking action over poorer care, where necessary.

One of our main commitments is to become a truly inclusive organisation and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To do so, we work with a variety of networks, including the Disability Equality Network, Race Equality Network and LGBT+ Equality Network.

We are now looking for a Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer to join us on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- 27 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays
- NHS pension scheme, with around a 14% employer contribution
- Free employee assistance service 24 hours a day
- Discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics and fleet cars
- Discounted gym vouchers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Internal reward scheme where you could win a voucher or two!
- Equipment for homeworking

Why this could be a great role for you

This is the perfect opportunity for a CIPS qualified procurement professional with public sector procurement skills and a fantastic leadership style to take their next step with our crucial organisation.

You will play a pivotal role in our organisation ensuring we are getting value for money and our contracts are being delivered on whilst developing your procurement expertise and having a direct impact the quality of health and social care in England.

What’s more, you will benefit from exceptional learning and development opportunities enabling you to expand upon your existing capabilities and flexible working options!

So, if you’re ready to step into a vital role, read on and apply.

What you will bring…

To be considered as a Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer, you will need:

- To be part-qualified or working towards a minimum of CIPS level 3 in procurement practices
- Experience of working in a commercial and contracts role
- Knowledge of UK and European Union procurement legislation
- Knowledge of the management issues and practice in public procurement
- Good communication and negotiation skills
- Effective people - and stakeholder - management skills

What you’ll be doing

As a Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer, you will ensure we effectively procure the products and services we require and can deliver on our contracted services.

Overseeing a portfolio of procurement and contract services, you will ensure that savings are achieved through the negotiation of new or existing contract arrangements and the provision of services. You will ensure we have strong governance in procurement practice throughout the procurement lifecycle.

You will manage the day to day relationships with a range of external suppliers, ensuring we receive value for money and the best possible service. Acting as the expert for your portfolio, you will be the ‘go to’ person for specific queries and support.

Next steps

If you require any support or assistance with the recruitment process, please get in touch with our team or include a note in your application.

We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this Buying Officer, Purchasing Officer, Purchasing and Procurement Officer, or Buyer.

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