Temporary Procurement Support Assistant (Admin & Clerical)

Temporary Procurement Support Assistant (Admin & Clerical) 150 150 tcl-admin
Temporary Procurement Support Assistant (Admin & Clerical)
Hackney, London
Contract / Temporary

Hackney RQ862843

Posted: 29th March 2023 14:32
Apply Related Jobs
  • Pay Rate:

    £18.76 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Hackney, London,

    E8 1DY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Procurement Support Assistant (Admin & Clerical)

Reference no: Hackney RQ862843

Pay Rate: £18.76 per hour PAYE

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3 months

A Procurement Support Assistant is needed to provide administrative and project support to assist the smooth running of the procurement function by providing a dedicated resource to the client’s central procurement team known internally as the Procurement Hub. 

The role will provide support for all work programmes undertaken by the Procurement Hub.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide project support to the central and wider procurement teams.
  • Assist the development of consistent procurement processes and procedures.
  • Assist with the monitoring of the commercial benefits such as social value, sustainability outcomes and other key performance targets.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate a wide range of procurement processes.
  • Undertake market research and benchmarking through desktop activities and stakeholder engagement to assist and inform the wider procurement team in their sourcing process in line with the most appropriate policies on corporate and social responsibilities.
  • Providing timely returns and accurate research, benchmarking and other statistical data as required vital.
  • Co-ordinate, collate, analyse, and process and produce accurate reports detailing the client’s contracting activities and expenditure.
  • Provision of comprehensive administrative support for the effective operation of the e-procurement systems and processes.
  • E-tendering, e-contract management, e-catalogues and purchasing (CedAr), e-invoicing and self-billing.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Experience working in a procurement/financial or commissioning environment.
  • Has previously built and maintained productive relationships, including those with key stakeholders and external organisations.
  • Experience of working in in a structured or project-based environment; Worked independently or with others to deliver discreet projects.
  • Experience producing written and verbal summaries, including reports that have a strong and compelling narrative.
  • Has worked in an area that required a degree of financial literacy, numeracy, or analysis.
  • Experience of supporting the operation of e-procurement systems and processes.
  • Experience and good knowledge of producing reports using databases and spreadsheets.
  • Experience of maintaining databases and ensuring security of data.
  • Demonstrable experience of ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience of providing project management support and the production of project documentation.
  • Experience of using IT based systems to support decision-making.


  • Has a knowledge of the procurement process and the key aspects that are required.
  • Knowledge of the principles of public sector procurement procedure and an awareness of contract law, risk management and contract management.
  • Knowledge of the entire contract cycle from developing options through to tendering, awarding, and managing the contracts
  • Understanding the potential of financial information systems and associated report writer tools.
  • Strong understanding of Google sheets/Excel pivots, V-lookups, and formulas.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • An ability to add value for the customer.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including report writing.
  • Comfortable working with computer applications, including the Google suite and MS Office.
  • Good communication and able to communicate in a clear, confident, and authoritative manner, at all levels.
  • Ability to manipulate, interpret and report on complex statistical and financial data.
  • Good organisational and planning skills and able to prioritise to achieve both individual and departmental objectives.
  • Ability to deliver services that take account of the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to establish and facilitate cross organisational working that shapes and influences the benefits of having a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to work with other Public Sector organisations to develop and promote collaborative arrangements.
  • Attention to details and high level of numeracy & I.T. skills i.e., proficiency in using Microsoft/G-suite packages for reporting.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

Give yourself the best chance of success - View our CV Tip

Submit Your Application

Thank you for your interested in this job. Please use the form below to apply.

Please note we do not accept applications without a CV.
If you do not have a CV available right now, please click the "No CV?" button above and we will email you a reminder to add your CV to, when you can.

Drop files here browse files ...
If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via [email protected] but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:
Job Ref: Hackney RQ862843
Temporary Procurement Support Assistant (Admin & Clerical)
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates.

We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed.

Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs.

Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

Email Job Reminder

If you do not have a CV available right now please use this form to send yourself a reminder. When your CV is available, simply click the link in the email or alternatively reply to that email with your attached your CV.

Job Ref: Hackney RQ862843
Temporary Procurement Support Assistant (Admin & Clerical)
Client Category: Local Authority

CV Tips

Your CV needs to be current with your most recent role. We won’t be able to submit it with any unexplained gaps in employment. It will save time and improve your chances of success if we can put your CV forward immediately without having to ask for revisions.

Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” of the role. Ideally you will address the “Essential Requirements” on each job description page directly, in a bullet point list. Please include any DBS details and other qualifications called for.

Your CV should clearly state that you are available to start work either immediately, or at short notice. In general, our clients are unable to work with notice periods of more than 1 week from the point at which a role is offered, 2 weeks at the very most.

We do not put forward covering letters, so please ensure that your CV in contains all relevant information being called for.

We recommend that you consider sending us a CV suitably tailored CV for each role that you apply for. Job board aggregator sites will generally store only one version of your CV, which can be a bit limiting, so this is to your advantage.

    New Search

    Are you sure you want to delete this file?