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Senior Commercial and Contracts Officer

Salary £29,275 (National); £34,454 (London)
Directorate Customer and Corporate Services
Function Estates/Facilities
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Senior Commercial & Contracts Officer x 2

Grade: C £ 29,725 (National); £34,454 (London)

Location: Newcastle, London or Birmingham

Fixed Term Contracts for 2 years

About CQC

Here at the CQC, we make sure health and social care services provide people with effective, compassionate and high quality care and encourage services to make improvements. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care. Join our committed team to help us deliver our strategic objectives and our vision for the future of quality regulation.

About the role

CQC are looking for 2 Senior Commercial & Contracts Officers to join the growing commercial and contracts team on a fixed term basis.  You will ensure that CQC has strong governance in procurement practice, throughout the procurement lifecycle and that savings are achieved through negotiation of new or existing contract arrangements and provision of services.

The role requires management of the day to day relationships with a range of external suppliers across the Directorates, ensuring CQC receives value for money and the best possible service from suppliers.

Reporting to the Senior Commerical Advisors, you will be responsible for supporting the  procurement strategy, apply expert knowledge and understanding of procurement, as well as an understanding of CQC business requirements.

The team is located across all three locations, therefore there will be an element of travel required and also an ability to work independently. CQC is undergoing a period of change so it is an exciting time and an opportunity for the right candidate to have a significant impact as part of the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a procurement professional to progress there studies and become MCIPS qualified as CQC will provide training for the successful candidate. 

About you

The commercial and contract team require a part qualified candidate at a minimum of CIPS level 3 , that has a proven track record in working in a Commercial and Contracts role and conducting multiple procurements in line with the Public Contract Regulations 2015. A confident communicator, with a a flair for relationship building, you will be skilled in people management and be a sound negotiator.

Excellent IT skills, including using Microsoft Office will be a key driver for your succession whilst sound working knowledge of public procurement and contract management practices an advantage.

External Candidate Information

• Please provide referee details for a full 3 year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent.

• Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

• Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

• We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies

Closing Date: 28 January 2018 at 23:45pm

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