We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Procurement Officer

Closing date: 22/05/2022

Reference: REQ103845

37 hours / Permanent

22,571 - 24,432 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join a small team within the professional and friendly environment of the Finance and Procurement service. The role is to assist with the purchasing/buying function within the Council, being involved in the procurement process from end to end with particular emphasis on supporting complex tenders and responsibility for running tenders and quotations. 

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of public sector tendering processes, be a good communicator to engage effectively with stakeholders, and have good organization skills to support and manage a number of projects at once.

On a day to day basis duties will include:

  • administering goods and services contracts
  • preparing contract and tender documentation
  • publishing Contract Notices, Quick Quotes and Contract Award Notices
  • creating electronic tenders and quotations using an electronic platform
  • checking supplier tender responses
  • supporting and advising on evaluation of tenders
  • tender approval and award activities
  • researching sourcing options including frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS)
  • 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, accuracy, good record keeping, and an ability to apply processes is 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

Job Description and Person Specification

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

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

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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