Procurement Manager: Responsible Procurement

Band 4 £46,293 - £64,656 per annum

About us

Westminster City Council is the proud custodian of the heart of the nation’s capital – we host some of the most vibrant communities, from the world-renowned Soho to richly diverse Church Street. We are home to some of the world’s most iconic features including Oxford Street, UK Government, the Royal Household and the bustling West End, and attract a million visitors a day to our city. We house over 50,000 businesses that sustain more than 700,000 jobs.

 

Our City for All vision is to provide world class services to the residents and communities we serve.  We will do this by creating a greener and cleaner city, vibrant communities and one of the best connected, most technologically advanced cities in the world.

The role

This is a bold vision.  And as our lead officer for responsible procurement, you’ll play a pivotal role in making it happen.  You’ll put the council at the forefront of key policy issues such as Social Value, London Living Wage and tackling Modern Slavery.

 

You’ll work across the council and the entirety of its £700m annual procurement spend to ensure that all of our contracts deliver environmental, social and economic benefits throughout their whole lifecycle.  This agenda is at the forefront of the council’s ambitions for the city and close to the heart of the Leader of the Council – so this work will be high profile and receive support from the very top of the organisation.

Your background

You’ll have a passion for the power of procurement to unlock wider value for communities – and plenty of experience of having delivered measurable, visible outcomes.

 

You’ll be a creative thinker who will push the boundaries of what’s possible.  But your advice will be firmly grounded in a superb understanding of the relevant legislation, what others are doing and well informed by evidence.

 

We’ll be looking to you to provide outstanding advice on the key policy issues and to ensure the council is kept at the cutting edge of best practice – not just regionally or nationally, but positioning Westminster as one of the leading cities anywhere in the world.

A great place to grow

We know that the best results are generated when our people have the freedom to flourish. It’s how we set standards that others seek to emulate. So you can expect to enjoy agile working and targeted personal and professional development. We work hard to create a progressive and diverse working environment, including benefits like shared parental leave and flexible working opportunities.

 

Visit Westminster.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers to learn more.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce.  As part of our commitment to positive action, we ask candidates to self-declare whether they are from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background.  You do not have to do so, but it will help us with our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity.

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