Purchasing Officer


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

02 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Contract Type: Full -Time, Permanent
Salary: PO1 £37,443 – £39,264 per annum
Interview Date: w/c 10th June 2024
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

Haringey’s Strategic Procurement Team are looking for four Purchasing Officers to join a newly re-structured team at a time of significant and exciting change. Three Purchasing Officers will sit within the Works category and one in the Health and Care category.

Purchasing Officers will primarily undertake low value procurements in accordance with Council policies, statutory and regulatory requirements and manage procurement activity to best practice standards, to maximise and maintain the efficiency of the procurement process and ensure value for money outcomes. 

Additionally, the post holders will be expected to identify opportunities for improved strategic and value improvement of procured supplies and services and make change recommendations to Heads of Supply Chain. 

About you

We are looking for individuals who are well organised and with a passion for procurement. Additionally, you will have good team working skills with an ability to work collaboratively both within the team and with our departmental stakeholders. You will have excellent communication skills with a “can-do” approach which you will apply to all areas of your work.

You will have an attention to detail and good IT proficiency. You will need to be flexible in your approach as you will be required to provide additional support across different work-streams as and when required. 

Applications a strongly encouraged from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences, particularly where you feel you have transferable skills as we are looking to build a diverse team.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and well-being support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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