Procurement Officer

LP/HQ00032594
£ 301.84 - £ 301.84 per day
Description:
Undertaking contracting procedures for new contracts. Overseeing departmental budget control. Developing and maintaining strategic contracts log. Arranging the production of appropriate tender documentation. Analysing the procurement MI to identify ways of improving compliance with government contracts and setting up reporting mechanisms to support this. Updating intranet guidance and preparing reports for senior management. The successful candidate will demonstrate, Sound judgement, Analytical/problem solving abilities, Commercial awareness. 

Job Description 

Postholder will provide the commercial support across all of the OPC programmed activities providing assistance in the development of Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documentation and other general support duties including Question & Answer process via AWARD, all CP&F related activity including the contract(s) set-up. The postholder will also be responsible for managing an efficient audit trail via Sharepoint 0365. Support will also be required in respect to planned industry engagement events throughout the OPC programme procurement.
 
Minimum Requirement: 
Commercial practitioner 
Public sector experience in procurement beneficial 

Security Clearance: SC

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£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
Main Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Conducting a mixed work load of injunctions and other civil litigation which would include private and public law actions.
  • The post holder would need to be able to:
  • Work to deadlines
  • Draft witness statements
  • Liaise with clients
  • Give close attention to detail
  • Provide legal and policy advice to clients
  • Oversee the conduct of all files taking them through to settlement and or litigation when necessary
 
Outputs/Deliverables to be achieved:
  • Uses a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review.
  • Takes responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate.
  • Gives early warning to those affected by changing priorities, including the Reporting Officer.
  • Displays an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases.
  • Has up-to-the minute case files readily available.
  • Displays an understanding of the context the client operates in.
Displays the professional attitude that client and company expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation.
  • Adopts a style most likely to build an effective working relationship with the client.
  • Responds to reasonable client requests including agreeing achievable and realistic actions, timescales etc.
  • Acknowledges clients' concerns and works to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Agency needs.
  • Is alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Agency.
  • Helps other team members to meet tight deadlines to preserve department's reputation.
  • Display Civil Service Values, help other people, focus on customer service and look proactively for solutions.
  • Keeps abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues.
  • Uses training and other methods to refresh and improve their skills and knowledge.
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Minimum Requirement:
  • Fully qualified solicitors or barristers or equivalent
    • Strong litigation experience
    • Needs to be able to be nimble and adapt to new areas of the law
    • Able to work unsupervised. 
 
Ideally public law litigation experience in central gov't.
Team - Constitutional and social care team - main client DWP, Cabinet Office, DexEU, DHSC might be working on all or some of those.
 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 13/08 @ 12pm
£ 520.00 - £ 520.00 per day
Description:
Oversee and manage a team of Agile Delivery Managers. Providing guidance, mentoring and training in agile delivery across the team. Manage one or more agile projects, typically to deliver a specific product or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team. Deliver projects and products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning _ iterating frequently. Defining project needs and feeding these into the programme/portfolio process. Work with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for any given product and translate this into user stories. Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team. Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team. Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production).Actively participating in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.
 
There are several technical artefacts that will be required in order to ensure that the I&O components, such as scheduling and listing and components in CTSC, are able to function effectively. The business programme is currently undergoing a scoping and prioritisation exercise, which will result in a change request for further funding and resource, but in order to support development and articulation of the technical scope and delivery model, the digital workstream needs to urgently appoint experienced delivery managers who will be able to define and design the technical elements of the projects. A business case for the approach, resources and funding to enable delivery of the solutions will be prepared and this will provide the financial cover for both the programme and technical team. These resources are however urgently required in order to put in place the plans, structure and initial requirements cannot wait until the business case and funding are approved and in place. We are therefore seeking to recruit an experienced delivery managers to create the technical artefacts that will be required


Security Clearance: BPSS/ DBS 
CV Deadline: 13/08 @14:00 
IR35: Outside IR35 
£ 386.00 - £ 386.00 per day
Description:
Undertaking contracting procedures for new contracts. Overseeing departmental budget control. Developing and maintaining strategic contracts log. Arranging the production of appropriate tender documentation. Analysing the procurement MI to identify ways of improving compliance with government contracts and setting up reporting mechanisms to support this. Updating intranet guidance and preparing reports for senior management. The successful candidate will demonstrate, Sound judgement, Analytical/problem solving abilities, Commercial awareness. 

Commercial Officer 

Following on from the award of the F35 Infrastructure Programme, further projects are necessary to develop the infrastructure to accommodate this aircraft at RAF Lakenheath. 

The individuals will support the C1, C2s and wider Line Management to ensure that the procurement processes necessary to implement these contracts will be undertaken 

Sourcing 
Contract Management 
Framework Knowledge 
Tender Management
 
some procurement experience. Useful if they have construction or FM knowledge but not essential. 
Security Clearance: SC
CV Deadline: 4pm, Monday 12th of August. 
£ 487.00 - £ 487.00 per day
Description:
Main Duties and Responsibilities: Achieving and reporting on savings and efficiencies achieved with costs including spend, scrappage, usage and inventory levels; Executing end to end procurement processes, including data collection, document preparation, negotiation, contract award, contract management and supplier relationship management; Managing communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders; Communicating priorities and business plans to internal and external stakeholders whilst ensuring that all programmes and projects deliver to time, cost and quality requirements; Developing and motivating staff; Setting standards and values for the team, ensuring effective communications with staff are in place; Defining, analysing and interpreting financial data confidently. 

Principal Procurement officer 

The individual will support the C1 and wider Line Management to ensure that UKMOD meets its commitment to deliver the works packages agreed via the CIDP and ensure that Performance is managed satisfactorily. The individual will also contribute fully to the requirement to explore and introduce additional supply sources. 

Sourcing 
Contract Management 
Framework Knowledge 
Tender Management
 
must be commercial specialists – strong procurement experience.
will ideally have 5+ years experience in a similar role
 
Desirable:
MCIPS
 
Security Clearance: SC
CV Deadline: 4pm, Monday 12th of August
£ 508.00 - £ 508.00 per day
Description:
Assessing the existing commercial landscape and looking at the impact on programme delivery. Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome for the department. Leading on supplier integration with regards to relationship and cost impact upon the department. Clarifying the ability to terminate current contracts, working with programme finance leads to understand impact and realisation of any potential benefits. The ability to renegotiate existing contracts. Managing the impact of existing commercial financial models. Acting as primary point of contact between the incumbent supplier(s) and the department. 

Commercial Manager role 

The employee will undertake a tasking role ensuring that key defined projects are delivered in accordance with the programme agreed between DIO and the USVF Customer 

Sourcing 
Contract Management 
Framework Knowledge 
Tender Management
 
must be commercial specialists – strong procurement experience.
must be a strong leader. 
 
Desirable:
MCIPS 
 
Security Clearance: SC
CV Deadline: 4pm, Monday 12th of August. 
£ 45000.00 - £ 55000.00 per annum
With a key focus on helping to win more strategic long-term work in our core sectors, we seek an experienced Bid Manager to be based in Stockport or Manchester. The successful candidate will support our Utilities and Rail sectors in managing bids or proposal opportunities from qualification to contract award. They will be responsible for proposal planning, proposal development, organising reviews and approvals of the proposed offer and content, ensuring timely delivery of the proposal, and engaging with the customer and internal stakeholders during the proposal development (bidding) stage. They will lead multi-disciplinary teams in preparing proposals, including technical, management, contract, pricing, and other customer required deliverables. They will ensure our offer is compliant and responsive.
A key part of the role will be effective liaison with Sector Directors, Opportunity/Capture Managers, Account Managers, subject matter experts, and our bid team members.
  • Detailed knowledge and significant experience of independently managing medium and/or high complexity bids, advising and supervising others, and adapting your approach to meet the complexity of the bid.
  • Requirements management, i.e. capturing the clients needs to develop a schedule of requirements
  • Planning, i.e. the ability to define the fundamental requirements of a bid, e.g. its scope, deliverables, timescales, resource requirements and budget.
  • Scheduling, i.e. the ability to develop, produce and maintain schedules of activities that consider dependencies, resource requirements and constraints to realise the efficient delivery of a bid.
  • Resource management, i.e. the ability to identify, profile and secure the resources required to deliver a bid.
  • Resource allocation, i.e. the ability to allocate bid management resources between bids in order to optimise our return on investment.
  • Risk and issue management, i.e. the ability to methodically identify, monitor and plan how to mitigate/respond to risks and issues, and implement the responses.
  • Quality management, i.e. the ability to plan, develop, maintain and apply quality management processes to ensure the target quality of a bid is achieved.
  • Knowledge management, i.e. the ability to identify, share and promote best practices and lessons learned towards creating an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Practical experience of complying with governance requirements at various bid stage gates.
  • Detailed knowledge and significant experience of using MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to compile, summarise and clearly present large amounts of information.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
 
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£ 33.25 - £ 33.25 per hour
Minimum Requirement: 
  • Strong private law civil litigation experience essential
  • Strong experience in personal injury defendant work highly desirable 
  • Good drafting and written skills essential
  • Ability to meet time and billing targets essential
  • Experience in managing a busy civil litigation caseload essential.
  • Public sector/Central Government experience desirable but not essential

    Security Clearance: BPSS
    CV Deadline: Friday 16th Aug @ 11am
£ 300.00 - £ 300.00 per day
Description:
BACKGROUND 
One of the highest priorities for the Civil Service is improving commercial capability across Government, a priority being driven by the Commercial Capability Programme (CCP). 

Phase one of the Commercial Capability Programme (CCP) has been to setup the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) that recruits, retains, develops and grows senior commercial talent, helping to drive commercial best practice and improved commercial outcomes. 

Phase two of the CCP aims to expand the improvement of commercial capability across three new populations across government; (1) Commercial Leads (Grade 7s) in Central Government Departments; (2) Wider Government Bodies; (3) Contract Managers. 

The business operations team sits at the heart of the Commercial Capability Programme, providing operational support across both phases enabling the internal team and its frontline services. 

ROLE OVERVIEW 
As the Business Operations department grows it is necessary to review the current structure, with this in mind the Operations Manager role will be expanding and requiring different capabilities and a more senior person to look after a wider remit. 
To help maintain and grow this standard, we’re seeking an experienced operations manager to oversee daily activities. An ideal candidate, will have a sharp business mind and proven success managing multiple staff, and looking after a variety of training programmes. Highly skilled in decision making, effective communication with peers and senior staff, highly organised, building and sustaining relationships with customers and able to manage and develop staff. Additionally, display a proven ability to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within the team. The ultimate responsibility is to maintain and increase our operational efficiency and quality standards in Business Operations. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Maintain constant communication with management, staff, and customers to ensure proper delivery of the ADC – CMTA and Commercial, 
• Implementation, review and manage the L&D delivery programmes. 
• Review and maintain quality assurance protocols 
• Grow the efficiency of existing organisational processes and procedures to enhance and sustain the organisation’s internal capacity 
• Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives 
• Ensure operational activities remain on time and within a defined budget 
• Track staffing requirements, hiring new employees as needed 
• Ensuring invoices are review and signed off in a timely way 
• Lead, motivate, and support a large team within a time-sensitive and demanding environment, including setup and implementation of career development plans for all direct reports and problem resolution 
• Partner with cross-functional support teams in improving the customer experience tools and systems 
• Day to day link with venue and ensure the relationship is sustained to meet the expected standards 

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. In the role, you will be expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder. 
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS / CAPABILITIES 
Civil Service expected behaviours for role: 
• Making effective decisions 
• Delivering at pace 
• Managing s quality service 
• Changing and Improving 
Essential 
• Experience of working in a business operations management role 
• Excellent organisation skills 
• Excellent communication skills when dealing with internal and external customers 
• Project support/management skills 
• Excellent IT skills 
• People management skills 
Desirable 
• Working within a L&D department
 
£ 521.05 - £ 521.05 per day
Description:
Identifying Change Management requirements. Production of policy, processes, procedures, working practices and supporting guidance to promote effective. Change Management from concept to execution and review. Planning, managing and monitoring the implementation of changes, including impact assessment, resource analysis, conflict resolution and contingency planning. The successful candidate will be an Expert in Change Management concepts and practices. Capable in methods and techniques for risk management, business impact analysis, counter-measures and contingency arrangements, particularly relating to the serious disruption of business services. 

Job Description; 
We are looking for 3 Business Change Managers to play a key role in supporting the delivery of change initiatives in the function. 
Defence is embarking on a new approach to transformation that will best support this mobilise / modernise / transform agenda by developing stronger cross-cutting Functions to address today’s challenges and future threats. A number of candidate transformation programmes were initially identified; one of these was People. The People Transformation Programme is now growing and its vision is to deliver Defence People who are motivated, engaged and committed to Defence and whose talents are integrated in the delivery of Defence outputs. 
To enable this vision we are delivering two strands: a Defence People Portfolio and a strengthened Defence People Function. We now require additional inhouse support to enable developments to move ahead at pace in these two areas. The three Business Change Managers will join an existing team of 4 (1 Deputy Head – Change, 2 existing Business Change Managers and a Business Change Specialist). The three Business Change Managers will support the development and delivery of the business change work required across the developing People Transformation Function in a number of areas; with the new People Portfolio, the People Projects within it and the wider People Transformation Programme. 
The Business Change Managers will work closely with project teams and maintain a detailed understanding of the team’s tasks and activity across multiple projects, including status, release dates, issues/risks, business readiness, and report adoption status to various stakeholders. 
The role will design and deliver targeted interventions to ensure the groups impacted are meaningfully engaged, supported and upskilled to adopt the change. 
The role will champion best practice in change management, and provide expert advice for team members and the project/change community. 
The role will identify risks and design and deliver mitigation strategies and interventions to support successful adoption of change. 
The role will report to the Senior Business Change Manager. 

Key tasks; 
1. Produce change documentation for the mini-Toms connected to Op model workstream for People Transformation 
2. Create TNA's and training specifications 
3. Support People Portfolio
 
CV Deadline: Thursday 15th August 3pm 
Security Clearance: SC