Procurement Manager *Updated Locations*

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 24th January 2022

 

Reference number

176164

Salary

£33,839
(Croydon £37,290)

Grade

Higher Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

HMLR - Finance and Business Services - Commercial Group

Type of role

Commercial
Procurement and Contracts Management

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

1

Location

Croydon, London (region), CR0 2AQ : Nottingham, East Midlands (region), NG1 7AU : Plymouth, South West (region), PL6 5WS

About the job

Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Commercial Group as a Procurement Manager. You will play a key role in ensuring that procurement activities throughout HM Land Registry are undertaken in accordance with government guidelines and HM Land Registry policy.

Working within the Procurement and Commercial ICT Category, you will be responsible for providing support to the business in procuring goods and services required by HM Land Registry Groups along with commercial contract management.

You will be joining a dynamic and supportive team, and will be involved in challenging and rewarding work, where no two days are the same.

You will receive training on all aspects of the role, and we will support you to achieve your CIPS Diploma in Purchasing & Supply, along with continuous professional development.

Job description

In this key role, you will be the Procurement Lead for allocated procurement exercises and will develop and maintain internal and external relationships at pre-contract stage.

Post contract you will have an active involvement with internal stakeholders in the management of contractors, working with internal stakeholders, including service delivery managers to ensure contractual compliance. You will attend contract review meetings with suppliers and be responsible for Data Assurance to ensure accurate management information is captured and maintained.

You will report to the Senior Procurement Manager and will be accountable for ensuring all HM Land Registry procurement activities under your control meet the guidelines
established for best practice set out in “Managing Public Money” and adhere to UK and EU Procurement Legislation and the HM Land Registry Procurement Policy.

You will ensure that all procurement activities under your control and within the sphere of influence are regularly reviewed so as to actively achieve efficiency, effectiveness and value for money;

You will support early market engagement activity, and identify, review and define the appropriate route to market in order to produce a Procurement Strategy, in conjunction with stakeholders;

Your duties include Preparation and issue of Invitation to Tender including evaluation criteria documents, development of evaluation models and supporting and documenting the evaluation process, as required; along with preparation of contract and award to supplier

You will provide procurement support for management of suppliers for designated goods and services to HM Land Registry.

For more details, please see the attached Candidate Pack

Responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will have significant experience of working in a commercial environment, with demonstrable involvement and proficiency in letting and/or negotiating contracts and/or managing contracts and suppliers. Through your ability to effectively communicate and network, you can build and maintain both internal and external stakeholder relationships.

You should have knowledge of Government Framework Agreements.

Excellent attention to detail will be key in this role, along with the ability to make sound judgements/decisions based on available evidence.

You will be a strong communicator, able to deliver results by proactive, positive, and persuasive means, with the ability to challenge preconceived expectations and provide alternative effective solutions.

This is an exciting and busy role and you will need effective organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload to deliver results.

Where an individual taking up the responsibility will be based in Swansea Office, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, including Excel.

Benefits

A great place to work
HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs. We offer flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us.

Where difference is celebrated
We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

HMLR offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry/about/recruitment#what-hm-land-registry-can-offer-you

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.
To apply you will need to complete the short application form and take the online Civil Service Verbal and Numeric Tests. Ideally you should take the tests by midday on 23 January 2022 to allow for the next stage of the application process.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reasonable-adjustments-for-online-tests-a-candidate-guide

If you are successful, you will be asked to complete the full application form.
Please copy and paste your CV onto the online application form, detailing your qualifications and work history.

You will then be asked to complete a 250-word technical box which should be used to demonstrate how you meet the essential technical criteria as follows:
• Proficient in the use of MS Office, including Excel.

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1000 words) should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and detail how you meet the essential experience criteria listed below. You may wish to bullet point/list your statement to match the criteria.
• Experience of working in a commercial environment
• Experience of letting and/or negotiating contracts and/or managing contracts and suppliers
• Experience of developing and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships.
• Knowledge of Government Framework Agreements;
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to make sound judgements/decisions based on available evidence.

In the event of a high volume of applications the panel may pre-sift on your CV using the lead criteria – Experience of working in a commercial environment

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend a virtual, blended interview.

The blended interview will test the experience and behaviours listed in the attached Candidate Pack, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

Candidates may refer to notes within their video interview but they should be used as a prompt only.

* Please note locations have been updated on the advert *

You should ensure you read the attached Candidate Pack fully before submitting an application.
Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:
Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Mariclare Richards
Email :  Mariclare.Richards@landregistry.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/making-complaint/

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