Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country? Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.
About Star Central
Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.
The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.
Who we’re looking for
We're looking for a talented individual to provide exceptional business support services to our stakeholders. The successful candidate will support and perform procurement activities across multiple categories of spend whilst being fully complaint.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of finance, e-procurement and purchase order systems and have the ability to work as part of a team.
You will have:
- 5 A*- Cs at GCSE including English and Maths or relevant experience at Level 3, or equivalent experience
- A membership of MCIPS or working towards
- Procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of procurement
- Strong experience of drafting and evaluating Invitation to Quote across a wide range of supply categories e.g. goods, IT.
About Star Academies
Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.
Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.
We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.
Find out more
Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Star Central by calling 0330-313-9800.
Closing Date: 2nd June 2019 at midnight
Interview Date: 13th June 2019
Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed
Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.
We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts within our schools are subject to satisfactory references, DBS, due diligence and health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.