We have an exceptional opportunity for a qualified and experienced professional to join our large Multi Academy Trust and work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver operational excellence within our business and operations function.
We are seeking to recruit a Procurement and Contracts Manager who has strong negotiation skills; is able to think strategically and effectively assess and manage risk. The Procurement and Contracts Manager will work as part of the Trust’s business and operations team and will use their experience to oversee all procurement and contract management across the Trust, thus supporting our schools to provide the best possible education for our 20,000 children with the resources available .
Reporting to the Business and Operations Director, and working alongside our Regional teams and our school based teams we require an individual who is a great team player, has excellent communication skills and has a flexible approach to work.
The role will be based in one of Trust Offices; either at The Beacon School in Banstead or in Pine Ridge School in Camberley. There is the opportunity for remote working.
We are interested to hear from qualified professionals that have gained experience ideally in Education or a similar industry.
About GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.
Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams.
Our schools serve to meet the needs of their own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.
Some of our benefits include:
- Continuous Professional Development
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Flexible Working
- Staff Wellbeing
- Career Pathways and Talent Management
- Valued worker scheme
As part of GLF, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for all staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 41 academies or in our central team.
What we are looking for
The Procurement and Contracts Manager will inspire to deliver best practise at all times.
● Someone who holds a degree and/or professional qualification relevant to the post and/or equivalent learning through professional experience
● Experience of establishing, awarding and managing contracts
● Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
● Strong negotiation and project management skills
● Ability to work under pressure, with accuracy, unsupervised and on own initiative
Your role will include:
● Developing and implementing a procurement strategy for the Trust in line with the Trust’s vision and values; analysing and interpreting spend data and information from schools
● Providing an oversight and guidance to support effective management of contracts and take responsibility for the management of key contracts
● To lead on tenders and EU procurement, where applicable, to ensure adherence to procurement legislation
● Providing guidance and support to colleagues to ensure compliance with Trust procedures and legislative requirements, ensuring value for money
Salary Range: £40,000 - £45,000
Hours: 36 hours per week, across 52 weeks of the year. A term time plus contract would be considered for the right candidate.
Start Date: 1st September 2020
Closing date for applications: 5th August 2020
Interview date: 12th August 2020
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.