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Head of Procurement and Contracts

Public Sector Partnership Services Limited (PSPSL)
Spalding / Manby / Boston
£60,000 - £66,500
Closing date
19 Jun 2022
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Public Sector Partnership Services (PSPS) is looking it’s first Head of Procurement & Contracts.

Public Sector Partnership Services are a high performing Local Authority Trading Company (LatCo), owned by East Lindsey District Council, South Holland District Council and Boston Borough Council, with ambitions to grow and provide high quality services to other Councils.

The Person

We are looking for our first Head of Procurement and Contracts, who will be responsible for creating and implementing our new Procurement and Contracts service for our client Councils, the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership and across our company. The roles sits within our Senior Leadership Team and will report into our Chief Finance Officer and work closely with Senior Leaders across our client Councils.

We want to attract an experienced, visionary and commercially focused procurement professional who is looking to take their next step within their career. They need to be a strategic and empowering leader who relishes a challenge.  Our Councils and Company are looking to phase our external procurement arrangements back to an in-house model which will set out and develop a new procurement strategy,  identify an efficiencies plan for procurement activity and in the medium to long term, develop a commercial model to generate income.   

The role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to appoint and develop a new in-house team and service, and opportunity to aim high for setting  out a new way of delivery and standard of service.  

Ideally, as well as being MCIPS qualified, you will have experience of public sector procurement activity and ethos.  An understanding of how local government would be an additional advantage, but not essential.

In return we are offering a great opportunity, a great place to work and the opportunity to support your further career aspirations and those of your new team. 

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact our Chief Executive Lewis Ducket via Tracey Borrett at or who will arrange a suitable time and date. 

Our offer
In return for the above, the role will offer the following;

Salary starting from £60,000 - £66,500 (including PRP)- 39hr week (fulltime role)
Local Government Pension Scheme (circa 21.9% ECR)
Lease car allowance provided via salary sacrifice scheme (Tusker)
30 Days Annual Leave (plus Bank Holidays)
Private Healthcare (currently with BUPA)
Support with career development/progression
Family friendly policies and practices
Health & Wellbeing scheme – including birthday leave
Agile Working – 3 + 2 model in/out of office  

Your application

1. A copy of your latest CV (max 4 pages).
2. A supporting statement (max 2 pages) which outlines your suitability and interest for the role against the requirements and job description.

These should be submitted online, through our First4 Recruitment portal.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 19th June 2022
Interviews are planned for week commencing 27th June 2022.  

The assessment process will involve a competency-based interview and presentation of a subject notified in advance.

A psychometric/personality profile will be completed for shortlisted candidates who are invited to interview. You will need to be available for one-hour in between the shortlisting and interview dates.

Any questions in relation to the recruitment process can be directed to Cayte Damms, Recruitment Officer on 01705 613232 or email

To apply please click below.

If this role is initially based in Manby, it will change to Horncastle due to a planned office relocation.

PSPS reserve the right to change the closing date, depending on application numbers. Interviews will be arranged when suitable candidates apply which may be prior to the closing date.


Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd or PSPS is a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) which is wholly owned by South Holland, East Lindsey District Council, and Boston Borough Council. The Company has been operating since 2010, formally known as Compass Point Business Services.

The Company delivers a range of customer and enabling back office services, including Human Resources & Payroll, Financial Services, ICT, Digital and Print & Design, Customer Contact, Revenues & Benefits, Health & Safety and Lifeline. The Company employs 275 staff across its operating sites in Spalding, Manby, Skegness, and Mablethorpe. The Company operates at arms-length to and is independent of the shareholding Councils. It is strategically managed by an appointed Board of Directors. In 2020, the Company secured a new 10 year contract with the authorities to deliver its services.

The Company has delivered savings in the region of £23m, through the collaboration and sharing of services over the last 10 years and the future contract will see an additional saving of £9m to 2030.

We focus on five core areas across our organisation to ensure we move forwards, these are Service Delivery, Transformation, Engagement, Performance & People - this is our STEPP forwards priority.

Everything we do is underpinned by our corporate values of Professionalism, One Team, Innovation, Supportive and Excellence.

As an employer we are motivated to maintain a healthy and high performing workforce and are keen to attract new talent to our organisation as we recognise the impact people play in the delivery and achievement of our organisation.

Find Us
01775 764451
Council Offices, Priory Road
PE11 2XE
United Kingdom
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