Procurement and contracts manager - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Procurement and Contracts Manager

Closing date: 08/11/2019
Salary: £ NJC 24-30 (27,905 - 32,878)

Job description:

Location: L.E.A.D. Multi Academy Trust, The Ropewalk, Nottingham.

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 8th November at 9am

Ensuring value for money, good quality services and resources across our 25 academies is a constant priority for our Trust. The landscape for school funding coupled with our commitment to deliver educational excellence to the communities our schools are part of, places a great importance upon central functions such as procurement. This role has a strong voice within our Trust, and the post holder is given freedom to explore cost saving and quality improvement driven initiatives.

Working within the public arena, whilst applying commercial acumen, this role will review current contracts, prepare tender documentation and coordinate the evaluation of proposals and bids.  We have robust systems in place which this role will use and develop further.

Working with a range of suppliers and internal stakeholders the successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and negotiation skills alongside the knowledge to ensure the procurement process is fully compliant. 

This role is based at our Head Office, alongside other central services such as Estates and Premises Management, HR and Finance.   Our office is mostly open plan which enables good communication across the functions and provides a good working environment. The successful applicant will frequently meet with suppliers and collaborate with schools; therefore access to a vehicle is essential.

This is a great opportunity for someone to be part of a successful and established Trust.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a good understanding of EU regulations in relation to procurement;
  • works well with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • is a self-starter and is well motivated;
  • has excellent communication skills;
  • can influence upwards.

In return, the successful candidate will:

  • be joining a strong and dynamic team of professionals;
  • receive good staff benefits, such as a Local Government Pension and 30 days annual leave;
  • a fully paid parking permit for the area surrounding The Ropewalk;
  • be provided with excellent career opportunities;
  • opportunities for further training.

This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact on children’s learning by supporting schools in their management of contracts and finances.

For more information please see the Job Description and Person Spec here

To apply please follow the link here.

The L.E.A.D. Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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