Procurement Officer - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxford/Hybrid
£31,931 per annum
20 May 2022
12 Jun 2022
Specialist Area
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Officer - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

£31,931 per annum

Permanent, Full Time

Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxford/Hybrid

Closing Date: 12 June 2022

UKRI has an excellent and exciting opportunity for a procurement professional to join the team supporting the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in all its procurement activities!

Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape cutting edge scientific research that can make a difference to all our lives? STFC, part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), has a mission to deliver world-leading national and international research and innovation capabilities and, through those, discovers the secrets of the universe. We have our major campuses at Harwell, Daresbury and research facilities across the UK support fundamental research in astronomy, physics, space science and many other areas.

The successful candidate will be joining an established, supportive team and will be involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from Research & Development, Scientific Facilities, and a variety of Scientific Disciplines.

What can we offer

We recognise and value employees as individuals and strive to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability and maintain a good work/life balance. This includes opportunities to develop your career through training and personal development, 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, an RRA for MCIPS qualified staff, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, an exceptional defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. We currently operate in a flexible hybrid working environment, where staff work two days a week from home.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who wants to further their procurement career in an exciting and unique environment. A professional who demonstrates customer focused approach, have strong commercial awareness and good interpersonal skills, able to deal with key stakeholder questions and queries.

The Role

Based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Harwell, Oxfordshire, you will be supporting research staff on all of their complex procurement projects. This role will be responsible to:

  • Provide local expertise and support to end-users to undertake a range of procurement tasks (varying in both value and complexity) including sourcing and contracting;
  • Provision of expert advice on all aspects of regulations and controls and representing UKRI’s risk appetite in procurement decisions;
  • Support the development of local procurement and contract management skill

About UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

UKRI launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Together we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

How we support EDI in the workforce

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ''How we support EDI in the workplace'

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to apply

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application.

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion – a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us.

Interviews: Face-to-Face Interviews will be held on the week commencing 20th of June at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Harwell, Oxford)

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