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  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£50,000 - £52,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

Part-time + flexible working + staff benefits + pension scheme (LGPS)

Are you a qualified and experienced Procurement professional looking for a new opportunity? Do you enjoy working collaboratively to deliver operational excellence? This could be the role for you.

Your opportunity 

We are seeking to recruit a Procurement Manager who has strong negotiation skills; the ability to think strategically and a proven record in effectively assessing and managing risk. Reporting to a Chief Operating Officer and working with our schools and the Trust’s School Support Team, we are looking for someone who prides themselves on working collaboratively, is a strong team player and has excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate will work as part of GLF Schools’ Business and Operations team, using their previous experience and expertise to deliver value for money for our schools. This key role will support our schools to deliver the best possible education with the resources available.

We are interested to hear from qualified professionals who bring strong experience in the public sector, ideally in Education.

As part of the Business and Operations team, you will have the opportunity: 

  • to work alongside a respected team that continually focus on school improvement and business excellence
  • to further develop your skills and expertise 

This will be a hybrid post, with opportunities to work from home and at one of our base offices in Banstead, Camberley, Horsham or Banbury.  

What we are looking for 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • holds a professional qualification relevant to the post or equivalent learning through professional experience  
  • strives to deliver best practice at all times 
  • has experience procuring contracts within the public sector 
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written 
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills  
  • Ability to work under pressure, with accuracy, unsupervised and on own initiative  

The role will include: 

  • Shaping the procurement strategy for GLF Schools in line with the Trust’s vision and values; analysing and interpreting spend data and information from schools  
  • Leading tenders and Threshold procurement, where applicable, to ensure adherence to procurement legislation 
  • Providing guidance and support to colleagues to ensure compliance with Trust procedures and legislative requirements, ensuring value for money 

What the school offers its staff

Join Our Community 

GLF Schools operates 42 primary and secondary schools in 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England. This year we are celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi-Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils. 

Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within our schools. We believe that every child can achieve the highest academic standards with a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity and serves the needs of their local community; we are committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education. 

Our Employment Offer 

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

  • Access to our highly competitive pension scheme (LGPS) 
  • Flexible working options 
  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Work life and family friendly policies 
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives 
  • Career pathways and talent management 
  • Access to a staff benefits portal 
  • Community and collaboration working model 

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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