Procurement Assistant

Closing date: 19/02/2020

Reference: REQ102104

37 hours / Permanent

18,426 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy procurement team to support the Corporate Category Manager in ensuring the Council has an effective and efficient procurement and payments service.

On a day to day basis duties will include: 

  • Administering goods and services contracts
  • Assisting with tendering  and purchasing processes
  • General office duties that include dealing with suppliers’ enquiries.

The successful candidate must show flexibility and commitment in order to meet deadlines and timescales. Reliability and an ability to undertake transactional related tasks with accuracy using electronic systems are essential. 

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct duties in Welsh and English. 
A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill would be fully supported to reach the required standard within two years of appointment.

In exchange for your skills and interest, we will offer in return: 

  • From 26 up to 36 days annual leave days per year (plus 8 public holidays). 
  • Time off for Medical, Dental and Optician appointments.
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • A range of learning and development opportunities.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including the Cycle to Work scheme, Additional Voluntary Pension Contributions .
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including discounted memberships to our local leisure centres, free and confidential counselling provision.
  • Life-style savings and Vectis card and much more.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jeanette Jones on 01970 633054.

Job Description and Person Specification

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Finance and Procurement

We ensure the Council remains financially resilient through careful and responsible monitoring of funds, effective corporate procurement, prompt and accurate payments of financial assessments/creditors and timely collection of local taxation/debts.

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