Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda including a new Procurement Strategy and Social Value and Ethical Policy that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The work will involve being involved in the end to end procurement processes – supporting both Category and Assistant Category Managers as well as being given responsibility to run procurement processes on your own. You will work on a range of projects for the council and across a number of categories.
You should be a self-starter, proactive with an eagerness to learn from the Procurement team at Brent. The ideal candidate should have a knowledge of public tendering processes be confident with great communication and stakeholder management skills alongside having the ability and experience to manage several procurement projects on the go
The additional skills you will gain working for us at Brent will be invaluable just as your contribution to community of Brent through the work you do on our procurements. So join us and you can expect a range of benefits including pension, flexible working, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers and discounts with local retailers. We’ll also give you every opportunity to build an exciting career with development opportunities.
This is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills in undertaking procurement processes developing your strategic thinking to support your procurement journey. Growing and developing talent is important to us so if you think this matches your aspirations please review the detailed job description and note when this great opportunity closes.
Closing Date: 18 October 2021 at 23:00
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.