Temporary Procurement Officer – Procurement

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Temporary Procurement Officer - Procurement
Barnet, London
Contract / Temporary

Barnet RQ642189

Posted: 27th July 2022 16:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.09 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 - 3 months

  • Barnet, London,

    N11 1NP

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Procurement Officer - Procurement

Reference no:  Barnet RQ642189

A Procurement Officer required to work within a defined procurement and financial control framework to ensure controls are in place and adhered to, in support of all procurement related processes.

You will, where required with support, take a lead on delivering the end-to-end procurement process for routine procurements and/or lead specific policy/system/training initiatives.

You will work with the external procurement providers to ensure queries are dealt with efficiently and effectively.

You will work with internal and external customers to ensure queries are dealt with efficiently and effectively and be the welcoming response to clients /contractors and signposting them to the correct area of the Procurement Service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Processing of supplier set up requests.
  • Support the commissioning of goods and services and the management of tendering processes and negotiations, including both revenue and capital procurement.
  • To provide excellent support for financial system modules, including Supplier Master record maintenance.
  • To support contract management processes, including catalogue maintenance, contract register and contract management system.
  • To provide information for contract spend and other management reports, as and when required.
  • To help the Head of Procurement in achieving objectives and ongoing improvement.
  • To work as part of a team to achieve customer service excellence.
  • Identification of problem areas, providing analysis and suggestions on issue resolution.
  • To provide procurement advice and support to Council officers and other members of the team.
  • To provide advice to departments on processes to achieve increased efficiency and compliance to the organisation.
  • To understand the Council’s procurement and finance processes and financial system in connections with procurement functions and systems.
  • To oversee Contract Regulations are being adhered to consistently across the Council within procurement processes.
  • To be a main point of contact between financial systems providers and Council services.
  • To ensure full compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).


Key responsibilities:

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



  • Educated to GCSE level standard or equivalent academic or technical level


Experience and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of how an Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Income Management System and Accounting to Reporting processes work
  • Knowledge of specialist information systems and contract management systems by producing reports using multiple criteria and extract and reuse data in Microsoft Office products, data maintenance and manipulation.
  • Experience with procurement and supplies management within a a local authority or similar organisation
  • Successful track record in delivering high quality customer focused procurement and supplies services
  • Demonstrable experience of managing Purchasing & Supplies departments including building staff capacity and capability
  • Understanding of public procurement processes and financial transactions
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, policies, and practices.


Skills & Ability:

  • Within a pre-determined framework, able to process work to ensure that it is delivered on time and to the agreed quality standards


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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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. 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
  3. Expected to have achieved CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations or equivalent
  4. Proven organisational skills within a Purchasing & Supplies environment
  5. Demonstrates developed influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills


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Job Ref: Barnet RQ642189
Temporary Procurement Officer - Procurement
Client Category: Local Authority

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