Senior Procurement and Contracts Specialist

Grade 6
Salary:  £37,849 – £42,683 per annum
Location – Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading
Excellent annual leave allowance and Flexible Working Hours

Onsite Gym Facilities 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Finance and Procurement department. The new post of Senior Procurement and Contracts Specialist will be the most senior procurement professional in the organisation and will be part of a dynamic team delivering efficient procurement projects for all areas of the business. Effective procurement is a key component in enabling Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) to deliver its vital service to the public.

We are looking for someone with a wide knowledge of procurement processes and regulations, a can-do attitude and a willingness to ‘own’ solutions along with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at various levels of the organisation. 

In return RBFRS offers flexible working arrangements to help manage work-life balance, a generous holiday allowance and personal benefits, including childcare vouchers, on-site gym facilities and an excellent pension scheme. There is also free parking on site.

The key focus of this role is:

The Senior Procurement and Contracts Specialist will be a key point of contact for senior managers within the organisation in relation to procurement, contract management and supplier related issues. The post-holder will be responsible for providing relevant compliant and pragmatic advice in accordance with RBFRS Contract Regulations, UK and relevant EU Legislation and central government guidelines and best practice.

Key role requirements:

On a day-to-day basis, the post-holder will deliver high value, business critical procurements and will be responsible for the full end-to-end delivery of tendering activity. It is important, therefore, that the post-holder works with stakeholders to identify the most suitable procurement strategies for spend categories including specialist, niche and construction contracts.

Required Qualifications


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For further details about the role please contact Conor Byrne, Head of Finance and Procurement at [email protected] to arrange an informal discussion.

Please note we do not accept applications via Agencies or CV’s without an accompanying application form.

Closing date for applications is 9am on 25 July 2019

It is anticipated that the assessment process will run week commencing 29 July 2019 date

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality of opportunity, and is actively seeking a more diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all members of our communities and are particularly encouraging those from under-represented groups.  If you are disabled and meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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