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Procurement/ Contracts Officer MOJ

Job Description

Higher Executive Officer - Ministry of Justice

Location: Leeds (Hybrid 2-3 days in the office, the other days working from home)

Pay: £13.39 per hour rising to £17.00 per hour after 12 weeks

Job Type: Temporary

Sector: Public Sector

Hours: 37 hours a week

A Little Bit About Us:

Brook Street have grown into one of the UK's leading recruitment agencies − matching thousands of people with meaningful job opportunities at more than 4,500 companies every year. Delivering a quality service to suit the needs of clients and candidates alike was important to our founder Margery Hurst and it remains important to us today.

Recruitment is about so much more than just filling job vacancies. It's about giving people the chance to unleash their full potential, through their perfect new role.

About the Client:

The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. They work to protect and advance the principles of justice. Their vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society.

What Will Be Your Day to Day Tasks?

  • Ownership of contract and performance management, driving commercial opportunities to deliver value for money and/or savings
  • Assisting pre-procurement and sourcing activity including requirements definition, strategy development, market engagement and producing the invitation to tender pack
  • Drafting procurement documents, including contract variations and change requests
  • Analysing market, spend and performance data and presenting this to support commercial activity and reporting requirements
  • Stakeholder engagement and strong relationship building to define requirements, develop, implement and manage procurement and contract management strategies
  • Delivery of continuous improvement to drive best practice
  • Working in the new Commercial Business Partnering team, developing templates, process documents and ways of working

What's in this for you?

Applying for the higher executive officer role with the Ministry of Justice offers a compelling opportunity to be at the heart of the justice system's daily operations. As an integral part of the ministry, you will be instrumental in ensuring administrative efficiency, maintaining meticulous records, and supporting the coordination of essential functions.

This position provides a unique chance to contribute to the delivery of justice, fostering a sense of responsibility and civic duty. Working in a flexible environment, you will gain valuable experience in administrative processes specific to the legal sector.

If you are conscientious, possess strong organisational skills, and are eager to play a vital role in upholding the principles of justice, applying for this position is a meaningful step towards contributing to the core functions of the Ministry of Justice.

A references and criminal record check will be required, and you will need a current valid passport or your original long or short birth certificate.

Please note we are seeing a large volume of applications per role and therefore we ask that if you have not heard 7-14 working days to presume you have on this occasion been unsuccessful.

Diversity in the workplace:

Brook Street are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all candidates who are veterans or spouses/partners of military personnel, and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy.

As a Disability Confident Leader, and holder of the Gold Award status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Brook Street, as a supplier to the Public Sector Resourcing Framework (PSR), will offer you a guaranteed interview with a PSR Sourcer.

Should you identify as a candidate with a disability and/or as a veteran or spouse/partner of military personnel and meet all the essential criteria for the role, we encourage you to reach out to us via the Brook Street website. Here you will find a link to register your interest and state the role that you are interested in. We are committed to engaging with you.

In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates/military spouses/partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, Brook Street will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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