Procurement Assistant – Luton Council

    Luton Borough Council
    Admin/ Secretarial / PA
    Full time
    £23,541 - £25,991 a year, pro rata
    Job description

    Fixed term for up to 12 months

    We have an exciting opportunity within the Public Health Commissioning and Procurement division, where you will be responsible for the delivery of low risk, low value (sub PCR15 thresholds) procurement activities for a range of procurement categories, including works, supplies and services.

    In this vital role, you will source requirements via existing contracts/framework agreements or simple quick quotes using the e-tendering portal. Building relationships with stakeholders to validate requirements and ensure business timescales is an important part of this role.

    You will be tasked with activities that contribute towards projects of greater complexity and risk where required.

    You will also monitor the incoming requirements via purchase order request forms, forwarding higher value/complex requirements to the procurement managers/officers as required.

    About you

    This is a public facing role so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

    You should be well organised and have the ability to manage multiple work streams, at different stages of development simultaneously. You must have a positive can – do attitude and strive on working under pressure, with the ability to prioritise your workload effectively, and have a great attention to detail.

    Excellent communication skills and customer service skills are vital for this role. You must have a confident demeanour, and be able to demonstrate negotiation and influencing skills in a commercial environment, with a wide range of people, stakeholders and organisations.

    If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. You may contact me for discussion about the role – Lisa Hooper 01582 548081/07725634340.

    We look forward to receiving your application.


    We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

    – generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
    – flexible working arrangements – we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
    – 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
    – local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
    – excellent support and development
    – relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
    – half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
    – discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

    Application process

    Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.

    Closing date: 27/09/2021

    How to apply