Senior Commercial and Procurement Officers

Orchard House, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Grade10 £35, 745 - £39,880
25 Sep 2020
18 Oct 2020
Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member

About the Team

The Commercial Team - People Services is responsible for the procurement and contract management of 800+ Adult Care and Community Wellbeing contracts/settings, with an extensive work programme planned for the next five years. The programme includes Adult Social Care Services, Public Health and support to Children's Services. The combined annual spend of this activity is over £300 million p.a. and the programme includes a very diverse range of individual Procurement, Contract Management and Market Development projects. The team is accountable for ensuring contracts are commissioned, procured, and managed in a way that ensures value for money at the same time as ensuring a safe, effective and positive service is delivered to all vulnerable people in Lincolnshire.

About the Role

The role sits within the Procurement Team – a growing team  - which supports the wider Commercial Team – People Services.  The team has a wide area of responsibility, which includes the provision of procurement advice, offering challenge to the way existing services are commissioned and procurement project management.

Reporting to the Commercial & Procurement Manager, you  will develop bespoke procurement and contract documentation which will deliver appropriate cost effective outcomes for the Council, and ensure positive outcomes for the vulnerable people of Lincolnshire..

To be effective in this role you will be:

  • Educated to degree level or hold an equivalent Professional Qualification;
  • An expert in public sector procurement;
  • Commercially minded with a good understanding of getting good value from contracted services;
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships;
  • An effective communicator, with strong negotiation skills; and
  • Forward thinking and keen to embed new ways of thinking and working.

If you feel that you are ready to take on this key role we'd love to hear from you!  In return we can offer a unique opportunity to join a growing team in a role that provides variety, challenge and an opportunity for you to impart your knowledge and expertise to drive positive change to the understanding, management and continuous improvement of services for the people of Lincolnshire.

In addition to receiving all the benefits that working for Lincolnshire County Council has to offer, a relocation package will also be considered for the right candidates. A flexible approach between office-based and remote working is also available.  

For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Carl Miller, Commercial & Procurement Manager, on 01522 553673 or via email at

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve.  Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

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