Category Management Officer



Job Type

Fixed Term


Emergency Services, Public Sector, Retail



Category Management Officer
Contract: Fixed term (Maternity leave cover)
Salary: £32,020 - £34,723 (Grade 7)
Hours: 37 Hours per week – Flexi Time
Work Pattern: Monday – Friday
Location: Command Headquarters, Sheffield / Agile Working

An opportunity has arisen within this Fire Service’s Support Services Department for a Category Management Officer (principally Estates and ICT), based at their Central Headquarters. This is a fixed term role to provide maternity cover.

The purpose of the role will be to provide hands-on procurement and category management expertise with regards to goods, services and works in support of operational activity. The role has no line management responsibility and will report directly to the Procurement Manager.

Working alongside the existing Procurement team and specialist stakeholders (Estates & ICT) these officers will provide a flexible responsive customer service to the Fire Service.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of public sector procurement, ideally within a blue light organisation or local authority.

You must possess MCIPS qualification and be fully conversant with PCR’s.

The key duties will include delivery of the procurement & category strategies, for ensuring compliance with standing orders and procurement regulations, for demonstrating value-for-money, delivery of tenders, and providing an excellent customer service to uniformed and civilian workforce across 22 fire stations, command headquarters and the training & development centre.

Collaborative working with other fire authorities and police is an increasing requirement.

Category procurements in progress include a varied estates programme of refurbishments and minor works.

New starters will normally commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. The Service offer 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays. Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 31 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 36 days.

Other benefits include a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on-site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing date for applications is Monday 27 March at 09:00 2023.
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 3 April 2023.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented, particularly in mid to senior level positions within the Service. The Service also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability.

The Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect their commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. All staff are expected to share this commitment.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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