Strategic Procurement Specialist Ref. 2049

Corporate
Cheltenham, Central London
Central London: £81,083 - £90,457 Cheltenham: £78,570 - £84,939

We are looking for a Strategic Procurement Specialist who will be influential in taking our Commercial function to its next level. In delivering an agency-wide commercial strategy, you will contribute to the development of an effective approach to procurement which is financially viable and maintains the reputation of the procurement service as a highly professional and enabling support service.

Within this leadership role, you will have ownership for a diverse and challenging portfolio of major procurement projects.

Regular UK travel is required for the role.


You will be able to select one of the below business areas to be considered for. Please click on the below links to find out more about the different functions:

Estates

Procurement Hub

Information Technology

Professional Services

BEFORE YOU APPLY

This role is based in London or Cheltenham. Please note, we do not cover relocation costs.

Honesty and integrity are crucial if you want to work for the U.K Intelligence Agencies. Giving misleading information or omitting or concealing information during the recruitment and vetting process is viewed very seriously. You should ensure that you follow our guidance from when you apply.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Initially, we will ask you to complete our pre-screening questions to find out if you meet our initial criteria. If you do meet these criteria we will then ask you to begin an application.
You will need to create a login and provide your full name, email address and memorable password. Once you have successfully created a personal account, you will be required to complete a registration form, providing contact details and equal opportunities mentoring information.
You will then be invited to upload your C.V and complete an online application form. If you pass the sift, you will be required to attend a telephone interview which should last approximately 25 minutes and will check that you have the potential skills and motivation to work for us.
Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face interview at the Intelligence Agencies, which will include some scenario and competency based questions and further explore your motivation to work for the security agencies.
This will be followed by a security interview with a vetting officer which will take place in Central London or Cheltenham. This is an important part of the selection process. It is an interview to explore your life and experiences and is not a competency or capability-based interview.
Please note, you must successfully pass each stage of the process in order to progress to the next.


Disability Confident: Offer of Interview

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. This is known as Offer of an Interview.  To secure an interview for this vacancy, the minimum criteria (in order of application process) are:

  • Eligibility Questions - You will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria here you will be directed to the application form.
  • On successful completion of the application form sift you will be invited to a telephone interview. This is our offer of an interview.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British citizen and one of your parents must be a British citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last 10 years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application.  Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.


DISCRETION

Owing to the sensitivity of our work, we do not publicly disclose the identities of our staff. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES


The UK Intelligence Agencies are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect.  Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.