Head of Commercial Assurance (G7)

Darlington, Sheffield & Manchester
£47,894 - £55,259
28 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

Head of Commercial Assurance (G7)
£47,894 - £55,259

Darlington, Sheffield & Manchester

At the Department for Education, we’re responsible for providing children and young people with the lifelong learning they deserve. It’s a passion that’s fuelling positive change as we aim to build a world-class commercial directorate and enhance our workforce with fresh talent. With a commercial category spend of £6.4bn, we’re working on complex, high-value contracts that will create tangible results for schools, colleges and universities across the country. Perhaps you’ll have the skills and ambition we need to join us.

As our Head of Commercial Assurance, you’ll play a crucial role in our transformation. Leading the commercial assurance team, you’ll overhaul our approach to assurance, scrutiny and accountability. As part of this, you’ll develop relationships with stakeholders across government to ensure compliance with Cabinet Officer Standards and External Controls. But you’ll also become involved in other parts of the business where you’ll develop commercial policy, identify commercial risks and improve commercial capability. It’s all part of ensuring we deliver value for money across procurement and grant activity.  

To join, you’ll have substantial experience in an assurance, policy or delivery role. This’ll be supported by your detailed knowledge of procurement law and process, and your background of acting for public sector organisations. Ideally, you’ll have client-side experience, but essentially, you’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable presenting at events. We’ll also expect you to have (or be willing to work towards) a MCIPS qualification. 

If you’d like to join the DfE at this exciting time, please apply by visiting our website using the apply button provided.

Closing date: 21st March 2019