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The Role

Post: Senior Procurement and Contracts Manager
Salary: £43,736.00 per annum
Grade: FRS E
Salary range: £43,736.00 - £52,242.00 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: FRiday 21 June 2024 at 16:00 GMT

Some exciting opportunities have arisen within the London Fire Brigade’s Procurement Department for Senior Procurement and Contracts Manager in our Category Teams (Assets and Estates). This is an opportunity to be part of an organisation that makes a real difference to people’s lives and is progressively working towards continuous improvement.

The role will be to involve management of various procurement activities and contract management of strategic contracts to ensure compliance and maximise value for money. This includes providing commercial support and guidance to a variety of stakeholders covering the life cycle of procurement. The role has responsibility for staff management and there may be a need to deputise for the Head of Category during periods of absence.

Key challenges for the role will be to build relationships with clients to facilitate early engagement so that value can be maximised from the outset and commercial risks appropriately managed, and to effectively influence stakeholders to manage workload with potentially conflicting deadlines. There is also opportunity to influence processes and guidance to improve its delivery in a diverse and team focussed department that is constantly evolving.

Your commercial knowledge will ensure procurement and contract management activities in full compliance with relevant UK and international legislation and internal policy and procedures. Previous experience of successfully delivering procurement projects under the Public Contract Regulation regime is desirable but not essential. You will need to be a proactive and resilient individual who is able to deliver the organisation’s procurement objectives. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders to ensure resources are commercially focused on delivering proportionate, sustainable, and innovative commercial solutions that effectively manage commercial risks.

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description please visit our jobs pages at to access the full advert.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Assessment Overview

Stage 1

Online application, CV and cover letter (sift). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to stage 2.

To apply, please complete the online application, provide a cover letter clearly outlining the relevant experience, skills and knowledge you have to successfully perform this role (see the highlighted areas on job description below) and upload a copy of your up-to-date CV. Please note that we will review and score the cover letter based against the competencies highlighted in the selection criteria section of the job description. The CV is for information purposes only and will not be marked.

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications cannot be accepted.

Please note any correspondence received from us will be via e-mail and sent to the address you provide on your application form.

Stage 2

Assessment for this role is due to take place TBC. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Please note: Should you be shortlisted you may need to be able to conduct an interview over Microsoft Teams (a video conferencing service). You will be asked to provide relevant contact details for that to take place if shortlisted.

Additional Information

Benefits of working for LFB
• 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• Option Absence Scheme (which can result in an additional 12 days annual leave for staff at this grade)
• Flexible working including job share
• Welfare Scheme
• Use of Brigade Medical Adviser/physios
• Season ticket loans
• Equality Support Groups
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Opportunity to access affordable accommodation

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a Standard criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory.