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Procurement Specialist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/2350/11148
  • Published: Wed 18/11/2020, 9:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames

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Procurement Specialist

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop a career in Procurement?

Orbis is a shared services partnership between East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council. Overall, the councils spend around £1.5bn with external suppliers for everything from software to social care services and from cleaning products to sports equipment, so we have a large Procurement Service which supports customers to deliver better value from our contracts and ensure we source our contracts in an open, fair and transparent way.

The Strategic Procurement Team provides direct localised support to our customers in Surrey County Council, providing expertise on tendering activity and contributing to the delivery of service objectives, savings and other benefits, including social value. We work closely with the Strategic Procurement Teams in Brighton & Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council, sharing knowledge, expertise and resource to best service our customer's needs.

The role requires you to support on defined projects across a range of category areas, to secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately address the identified needs of our customers, residents and partners.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a professional procurement career in a team that provides a great working environment where you are supported and given a platform to develop.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are committed to delivering great customer service
  • Are pro-active, show initiative and offer innovative ideas for improvements
  • Are able to plan and organise their work effectively
  • Want to contribute to providing high-quality public services across the South-East 

This job is based in our office in Kingston, though some travel to the other offices in Brighton or East Sussex will be required from time to time.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.

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For an informal discussion please contact Ian Clark by e-mail at

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th November 2020.

Interviews will take place week commencing 7th December 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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