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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

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£49,855.00 - £55,303.00 Annually (FTE) Grade J pt 41-46, £49,855 - £55,303 per annum (dependent on experience)

[240501] Head of Procurement and Contracts job summary

Do you have a background in procurement and contracts management? Are you a dynamic and innovative individual, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead on large-scale projects to deliver successful outcomes?

If so, Reach South Academy Trust wants to hear from you!

We are seeking to appoint for the new role of Head of Procurement and Contracts to join our Trust from September.

Post: Head of Procurement and Contracts

Location:Remote with occasional travel to our schools throughout the South West

Salary Range: Grade J pt 41-46, £49,855 - £55,303 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours/Contract Type: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

About the role

The Head of Procurement and Contracts is a brand new role that will lead on the end-to-end procurement process, managing projects for complex activities, delivering the best possible commercial outcomes for the Trust. In addition, the postholder will provide best-in-class procurement advice and support to the business through effective stakeholder engagement and management, supporting in the delivery of the procurement cost reduction opportunities that quickly and effectively achieve cost saving targets across the portfolio.

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation that is committed to embedding robust and legislatively compliant practices, policies and processes across all areas of procurement and contracts management.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking a qualified, dynamic and innovative individual with strong interpersonal skills and an extensive background in procurement and contracts management, with the ability to lead on large scale projects to deliver successful outcomes.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in procurement and contract management. Other skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for include:

  • Fully qualified (CIPS)
  • At least three years post professional qualification experience
  • Strong focus on controls and processes and a high attention to detail

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate seventeen academies in Plymouth, Exeter, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

What we can offer

You will be working as part of a dynamic, committed team in a role which offers high job satisfaction and the chance to make a real difference to the children and families you work with.

We recognise what our people do and how hard they work, and we believe in giving back. You will have access to a range of benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Competitive salary and LGPS pension
  • Great career and development opportunities in a growing school
  • A wide professional network as part of the Reach South family
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including free 24/7 counselling and information line
  • Wellbeing schemes, including Cycle to Work scheme and gym discounts
  • Free will-writing service
  • Lifestyle savings and discounts

To find out more about our range of employee benefits, click here.

How can I find out more about this opportunity?

You can find out more about this role and Reach South Academy Trust by downloading our vacancy pack.

If you would like an informal chat about the role or have any questions, please get in touch with the Recruitment team at recruitment@reachsouth.org or on 07759365064.

How do I apply?

Applying for this opportunity is easy! Just click ‘apply now’ at the top of the advert.

Please note that applicants will be asked to submit a short report as part of the application process. Full details are provided when you apply.

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 19th May 2024.

Interviews are provisionally booked for Friday, 7th June 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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