Procurement Assistant

Website West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Job Title. Procurement Assistant

Job Base Location. Hybrid with base location FSHQ, Birkenshaw, Bradford

Salary. £30,296 – £31,364 per annum [National Pay Award pending usually from 1 April 2024] 

Are you looking for a career in Procurement?

You can help West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service by joining the very busy Procurement Team, delivering service support to frontline crews by facilitating compliant procurement in the public sector.

What we offer: an excellent package including generous holiday entitlement, family friendly working, 37-hour week, flexible hybrid working arrangements, local government pension scheme, free onsite parking, Sports, and Social Club with free use of gym, an Employee Assistance Program and a car salary sacrifice scheme.

Job Purpose: To take ownership for the day-to-day administrative and support requirements associated with a wide range of procurement activity including stakeholder management, advice on efficient sourcing and procurement of goods and services, increasing compliance with internal procurement rules and legislative requirements and facilitation of the complex end-to-end tendering process, maintaining the necessary relevant records and systems to ensure transparency and a clear audit trail of procurement activity.

Key Responsibilities: You will be responsible for supporting the Procurement Team and its customers across the full range of procurement activities including (but not limited to) meetings (arranging and minute taking), benchmarking, market intelligence, drafting contract specifications, spend analysis and other commercial support as required (refer to the Job Description) maintaining the necessary relevant records and systems to ensure transparency and a clear audit trail of procurement activity.

Essential requirements: You will:

·       Have demonstrable workplace experience of working with Information Technology applications at an advanced user level.

·       Have experience of providing comprehensive administerial support, using your ability to analyse, interpret and present data.

·       Exhibit and maintain personal and professional honesty and integrity, with the ability to maintain confidentiality with discretion, tact, and sensitivity.

·       Be able to effectively develop and manage many relationships, ensuring that all communications with stakeholders, customers and suppliers are appropriate and prompt.

·       Hold GCSE Grade ‘C’ Maths and English or an equivalent level 2 numeracy and literacy qualification or are able to demonstrate an equivalent level of literacy and numeracy gained through life experience.

·       Be able to demonstrable workplace experience of planning and prioritising workload and output, working independently and as a team player, working to tight deadlines.

·       Be able to demonstrate commitment to good data quality and attention to detail within all areas of work.

·       Possess an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity.

We offer flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working. Whilst you will be required to work from our offices for parts of your initial training, after this you’ll work both in the office and from home as part of our ‘hybrid’ working model. Therefore, applicants must have a reliable home internet connection.

Joining a first-rate organisation, you will have the job satisfaction of knowing each day that you are contributing to the success of one of just six metropolitan fire and rescue services in the UK, supporting over 950 firefighters who work round the clock to help people and save lives.

We are a caring organisation, promote an environment of inclusivity and learning and welcome people from all walks of life – just as long as you can show commitment to our values.

We offer an excellent package as outlined above.

For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers

Closing date for all applications is 12.00pm 21st June 2024. 

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity & neurodiversity, and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, ethnically or racially diverse applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

To apply for this job please visit www.wyfs.co.uk.