Procurement Apprenticeship

Town Hall, Nuneaton
£185 per week
14 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We have an exciting one year Procurement Apprenticeship opportunity in the Finance and Procurement Service, based at the Council’s Town Hall Office. The job involves learning and developing business skills in all areas of procurement as well as gaining experience in providing a high quality procurement function to the Council.

This role is ideal for someone who has an interest in contract management and business supply chains, has a keen eye for detail and likes a challenge.

The post holder will learn and develop business skills in all areas of procurement and managing the supply chain (Procure to Pay)

• Source quotations and place orders for goods, services and works using a computerised system.
• Assist with administrative tasks throughout the duration of the tender process until the award of the contract.
• Experience working in an accounts payable environment to develop skills in relation to paying invoices.
• Under close supervision, develop customer service skills by taking calls from customers, calling suppliers and meeting with colleagues across the service.
• Develop relevant management information reports from key system data (KPI pack, Transparency Data etc).
• Develop an understanding of how a procurement department operates through training on procedures, legal aspects and a variety of processes.
• Experience working in a team environment in order to develop essential communication and team working skills.
• Support colleagues in the Creditors and Procurement Department participating in daily activities alongside Officers.
• To assist the Procurement team in managing its eTendering System and Contracts Database.
To assist the Creditors team in customer support and administration via the eProcurement system (Ebuy).

You should have:
• Minimum requirement of 4 GCSE's grade A*-C (9 – 4) including Maths and English (or equivalent).
• Must have at least 2 A-Level’s (graded A* – C) or a minimum of at least 2 Level 3 BTEC Qualifications.

There will be a requirement to attend college one day per week.

Relevant Dates
Closing Date – 10 July 2018
Interview Date – end of July/start August

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including junk/spam boxes) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Additional Information
As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

For further information about the role please contact:
-          Liam Loftus on 024 7637 6884 or
-          Matthew Wallbank on 024 7637 6258 or 

How to Apply
Please complete the application form in full and submit it directly to Liam Loftus and/or Matthew Wallbank via email (details above) along with your CV.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including junk/spam boxes) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Job Description.pdf
Apprentice Application Form 2018 - V1.docx
Apprenticeship Vacancy On Line - NBBC - Procurement Apprentice V3.doc
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Values.pdf

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