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Senior Commercial Assistant

Crown Prosecution Service
This post can be based in London, Swansea or York, however travel will be required.
£26,900 - £28,850 (National), £28,200-£30,560 (London) + £3,150 RRA.
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

The Crown Prosecution Service are delighted to advertise the role of Senior Commercial Assistant to work within their Commercial team in the Finance Directorate.


This is an exciting time to join the CPS Commercial team, which is expanding and developing to deliver a wide-ranging, transformative commercial strategy. The Commercial team play a vital role, working with global suppliers to deliver world-leading procurement and contract management services whilst ensuring excellent value for money for the organisation.


As Senior Commercial Assistant you will provide administrative, procurement and contract management support to suppliers, stakeholders and peers. You will analyse Commercial contracts and review expenditure, identifying opportunities for improvement to ensure that the priorities of the department are supported. Deputising for the Commercial Contract Manager, you will manage a diverse range of relationships to ensure a culture of continuous improvement.


We are looking for someone with previous administrative experience providing business support to customers, ideally within a commercial environment. You will be passionate about procurement and keen to develop your skills within a category structure. As Senior Commercial Assistant you will line manage one or more people within your area, supporting their professional development. Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain a diverse range of relationships are vital for this role.


At the CPS we pride ourselves on providing a variety of benefits that ensure our employees’ requirements are at the core. We want to ensure our employees can thrive at work and home and offer a range of support to achieve a balance. This includes flexibility of working hours, flexibility to support caring responsibilities and a family friendly approach to work. We also offer a range of benefits including:  

  • Competitive Civil Service pension scheme  
  • Childcare vouchers  
  • Cycle2work scheme  
  • Access to employee savings including high street retailer offers and discounts   
  • Generous annual leave (25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service), plus bank holidays  
  • 1 extra privilege day for the King’s birthday  
  • 3 days paid leave for volunteering  
  • Flexible working and hybrid working  
  • Wellbeing offer and counselling  
  • Occupational health support  
  • Individual learning budget of £350 per year (in addition to CPS training)  

If you have the skills and qualities we’re looking for and are looking for a role which allows you to support the delivery of justice, find out more and apply today. 

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