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Contracts & Procurement Officer

Job Title: Contracts & Procurement Officer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Bury
Salary: £17.12 - 17.12 per hour
REF: LH32324
Contact Name: Liam Heddle
Contact Email:
Job Published: 24 days ago

Job Description

Contracts & Procurement Officer - Bury

Salary: £17.12 an Hour

Full-Time (37 hours)

Contract: Three Months – Possibly beyond


The Contracts and Procurement Officer has a key role to play in ensuring the Council undertakes robust commissioning activity, evidences transparency, value for money and commissions high quality services on behalf of the citizens of Bury. The key objectives of the post are;

  • To contribute to the development of a robust commissioning culture within the department.
  • To commission services based on data analysis, customer feedback, evaluation, market analysis
  • To develop service specifications, tender documentation and issue contracts.
  • To develop services to provide high quality and value for money.
  • To negotiate fee uplifts and individual care package costs
  • To provide advice and support to Council Officers and Providers
  • To manage and develop the provider market
  • To develop positive relationships with providers and colleagues.
  • To  undertake contract monitoring of  providers to ensure compliance and the outcomes are met

Experience of contracting and commissioning, ideally with a Local Authority background and children's social care

Experience of developing and monitoring outcome based contracts and specifications

Experience of procuring services for customers with a defined social care need.

Experience of building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of people including customers, relatives, carers, providers and regulators

Track record of successfully negotiating contracts

Professional qualification or NVQ level 3, or above, or equivalent, in a relevant area.


Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Liam Heddle on

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