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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £24, 496 - £26, 845 (pay award pending)
LOCATION: Tiverton 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement and Contracts Officer to join our high performing Finance and Procurement Team. The role will be based at Phoenix House, Tiverton, with ability to work in a hybrid way. The successful applicant will benefit from full support and professional training.

About the Role

The successful candidate will assist in providing procurement support to Council services alongside the existing team. This will involve working with teams across the Council on all parts of the procurement lifecycle, including identifying routes to market, preparing, publishing and evaluating tenders and quotes, contract award, and purchase order and contract management.

You will play a key role in ensuring high levels of procurement compliance from services in line with the Council’s financial regulations and public procurement legislation, providing advice and guidance to colleagues where required. With new procurement legislation due to come into force in October 2024, you will help shape changes to policies and procedures to ensure they remain compliant following the change in legislation.

This role offers great variety, requiring involvement with a wide range of departments across the Council, such as ICT, Housing, Leisure, Planning and Waste & Recycling. Full training and support will be given by our friendly and experienced team, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake a CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

About You

We are looking for a confident individual with good organisational skills who can communicate effectively with suppliers and staff at all levels. You should have strong computer and numeracy skills and be able to provide a good level of customer service. You must also be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, work to deadlines and have a willingness to learn. Although some experience or knowledge of public procurement would be advantageous, full training will be given.

To find out more

To find out more about this role please contact Kieran Knowles, Principal Accountant and Procurement Manager, on 01884 244624 or, or Dawn Moore, Procurement and Contracts Officer, on 01884 234378 or

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - FA11 - Procurement and Contract Officer

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor skilled worker visas at this time. For more information on pre-employment checks, please review the documents found here.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE:  6 October 2023 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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