Procurement & Supplies Officer

Based at:            Fire Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead BS20 8JJ
Contract:            Permanent
Hours:                 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
Salary:                 £28,221 - £30,756 per annum
                             (starting salary dependent on qualifications/experience)

Closing date:     21 November 2018

We have a permanent vacancy for an experienced Procurement & Supplies Officer working within a small team to provide support to the department ensuring procurement of goods and services are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and legislation. 

You will be a subject matter expert and provide support and advice to managers to enable them to effectively manage contracts with suppliers.  The role involves responsibility for purchasing goods and services, ensuring they meet required specifications and provide best value for money.  You will also produce tender documentation for contracts, conduct the required analysis and evaluation and advise on the shortlisting and selection process.  The role requires significant attention to detail and accuracy to ensure required documents are completed correctly and there is a robust audit trail to support the decision making process.    

To be considered for this post you will either be fully MCIPS qualified or possess an equivalent procurement/supplies degree or possess CIPS Level 4 or 5 and be willing to study for Level 6 (MCIPS). You will have significant experience of procurement practices and procedures gained within a purchasing environment. You should also have experience of contract management and evaluation and possess the ability to communicate effectively to ensure engagement and compliance with the required procedures.  The role will involve some local travel to our various sites and therefore you should possess a valid driving licence. 

The job description contains full details of the role and requirements.  As this post is based at Police & Fire Headquarters security clearance to work at these premises will be required.

How to apply:

The job description and application is available to download on our website

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please quote job reference number 5801.