Procurement Apprentice

Recruiter
DERBY HOMES LIMITED
Location
839, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UZ
Salary
£18,795.00 - £19,171.00 annually
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Ref
VAC001535064
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
Working in Derby Homes Procurement Team to gain experience and knowledge of the organisation's procurement activities. To provide advice and assist staff on procurement matters and where appropriate manage specific procurement activities within the organisation.

Main duties:
  • Work with staff to establish the best strategy to deliver the work goods or services required and assist in the development of procurement plans in accordance with Derby Homes procurement standing orders
  • Provide support and advice in the preparation of pre-tender and tender (public sector procurement) documents
  • Work with teams at Derby Homes to prioritise procurement activities and support, advice and assist teams in the delivery of their procurements
  • Use the Delta E-procurement portal and procurement Access 2010 database to evaluate strategic procurement activity and manage individual procurement activity
  • Actively participate in an organised programme of training leading towards the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification
  • Maintain evidence in a personal portfolio in a format which meets the NVQ awarding Body requirements
  • Take an active part in training opportunities and attendance on training courses.
  • Undertake the training required to enable you to carry out the duties contained within this job description
  • Take an active part in meetings with assessors and provide evidence of tasks as requested
  • Comply with the Council's standing orders, financial regulations and departmental instructions


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Short-listing and selection will be based on the criteria set out here:
  • Please make sure that your application fully demonstrates how you satisfy each point listed, drawing on your personal and work experience, education and training
  • An A means we will assess the criteria from your application form, an I means we will ask about it at interview and a T means you will need to complete a test


Personal qualities

Experience:
  • Experience of working in an administrative role - Essential
  • Working in an organisation arranging purchases of goods and/or services - Desirable
  • Assisting in the processing of orders and invoicing to suppliers - Desirable

Skills and knowledge:
  • Able to work in an analytical, precise, systematic and methodical manner - Essential
  • Able to work with people as a team or alone using own initiative - Essential
  • Good communication skills. Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing - Essential
  • Good IT skills - Essential

Other factors:
  • Have a conscientious approach to work - Essential
  • Have a flexible approach to work - Essential
  • Be prepared to learn and take guidance from others - Essential
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines - Essential
  • Team player - Essential
  • Ability to deal with repetitive and =routine duties while still ensuring a high standard of accuracy - Essential

Personal qualities:
  • Have a conscientious approach to work - Essential
  • Have a flexible approach to all aspects of work - Essential
  • Be prepared to learn and take guidance from others - Essential
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines - Essential
  • Team player - Essential
  • Ability to deal with repetitive and routine duties while still ensuring a high standard of accuracy - Essential

Equalities:
  • An understanding of and commitment to equalities and diversity issues - Essential


Desired qualifications

  • Any entry requirements will be determined by Derby Homes which may, for example, typically require 5x A*-C Grade GCSEs (must include English and maths or equivalents)


Future prospects

  • There is no guarantee of a permanent position at the end of the Apprenticeship, however, opportunities and vacancies will arise which apprentices can apply for. As a Derby Homes employee you will be able to apply for any vacancies advertised
  • This is a fixed term role for 24 months

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