Procurement and Purchasing Officer

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/07/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £25,833 - £29,796 per annum


Kensington and Chelsea is a unique and vibrant place to work, nestled in the heart of London. Although one of the smallest London boroughs, we are one of the most densely populated in the country. The Council, its policies and leadership has changed significantly; putting residents first is now at the heart of everything we do. Working in partnership, listening to and valuing the personal experiences of people in our communities, we will act with openness, honesty, compassion and humility.

Our support services play a key role in helping the whole Council work to the best of its ability and ensure the Council can deliver on its priorities. Within that the Financial Management function has undergone some major changes, including; moving to a centralised finance function and implementing a new finance system. The priorities over the next two years are addressing the financial challenges facing the Council and embedding a culture of business partnering and adding value.

The Procurement and Purchasing Officer is responsible for ensuring controls are in place and adhered to, in support of all procurement and purchasing related processes. The postholder will work the eternal financial systems providers to ensure queries are dealt with effectively and efficiently. Duties include;

  • Processing of supplier set up requests
  • Providing excellent support for financial system modules including PTP and Supplier Master record maintenance
  • Providing information for financial and other management reports, as and when required
  • Contributing to the Procurement Team set up and development
  • Providing advice to departments on processes to achieve increased efficiency and compliance to the organisation

The ideal candidate for this role will be educated to GCSE level standard or technical level and have knowledge of how Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes work. Knowledge of specialist information systems such as Agresso would also be beneficial.

For more information about RBKC, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to  or contact Brooke Cooper at Allen Lane on 0203 056 1390 for a confidential conversation.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to by Monday 26th August. The cover letter should be no more then 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.

We want to recruit people who share our values -putting communities first.

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