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  • Application deadline

    26 July 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 July 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£35,745 to £39, 880 plus circa 21% pension

Job summary


·         Managing the Trust’s procurement activities ensuring they remained aligned with Trust’s vision and values ·         Perform checks of all new suppliers prior to them being set up the accounting systems. ·         Maintaining an up to date contract register for Trust and a plan of procurement activity. ·         Provide advice and support for all procurement activity in excess of £10,000. ·         Provide advice to contract managers on their responsibilities. ·         Produce and maintain internal guidance documents and training on procurement and contract management. ·         Develop and implement robust and effective strategies, policies, processes, procedures and systems to support the operational effectiveness of Trust in relation to procurement and contracting. ·         Access the relevant Government frameworks. ·         Work with Trust’s legal team to agree updates to contract and purchasing documentation and to agree the implementation of regulation/legal changes. ·         Provide the procurement governance for Trust ensuring that the organisation works within the legal, regulatory and policy constraints associated with being a public body. This includes ensuring external compliance with the UK and EU legislation and regulations as well as adhering to more general public body requirements such as transparency, stewardship and security of funds and other relevant Government guidance and regulations. ·         Proactively manage Trust’s relationship with suppliers through formal and informal processes and communications. ·         Develop market knowledge and apply this to create a deep understanding of customer requirements in areas of responsibility ·         Identifying innovation opportunities for adding value and driving savings ·         Act as a source of market knowledge, insight and advice to customers, working with them to define 
·         Assist the Finance Reporting and Compliance Manager in preparing information for internal and external audit visits and requests.      ·         Other duties as requested by CFO. This Job Description sets out current duties of the post that may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed. 

Applying for the job

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Donna Lewis, CFO on dlewis@archwaytrust.co.uk

For more information about Archway Learning Trust and the vacancy, please visit www.archwaytrust.co.uk/vacancies. To apply for the role click apply which will take you to the application form for the post.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1404 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About Bluecoat Aspley Academy

  Archway Learning Trust, previously Bluecoat Academies Trust was formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. We recently welcomed three further secondary schools in Derby to the Trust and are excited to be opening Bluecoat Trent Academy, a secondary Free School in Nottingham in September 2021. 

The Trust comprises of Bluecoat Aspley Academy, Bluecoat Sixth Form, Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Bluecoat Primary Academy, The Nottingham Emmanuel School and Sixth Form, The Long Eaton School, Lees Brook Community School, Merrill Academy and the Bluecoat SCITT Alliance (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). 

School location

Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 5GY

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