Commercial Assurance Manager

Darlington, Sheffield & Manchester
£28,655 - £31,464
28 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019
Specialist Area
Contracts, Operations, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Commercial Assurance Manager
£28,655 - £31,464
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.

Working with the Head of Commercial Assurance over a four-year period of change, you’ll play a key role in refreshing our commercial department. With this improvement, we’ll deliver our priorities of securing quality and value for money across our procurement and grant activity. Working as part of the wider team (led by the Head of Commercial Policy and Assurance), you’ll become involved in other areas such as developing commercial policy, identifying risk and improving capability. Specific responsibilities will include developing our approach to assurance, scrutiny and accountability; providing support to delivery teams and ensuring compliance with Cabinet Office standards.

With relevant experience in a commercial assurance, policy or delivery role, you’ll have a good knowledge of procurement law and experience of dealing with complex commercial transactions for a public sector organisation. Any commercial experience or an MCIPS qualification is also an advantage.

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