Senior Commercial Officer

Discipline: Procurement

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 01/08/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £33,759 - 47,724 per annum


About us

Westminster City Council is the proud custodian of the heart of the nation’s capital – we host some of the most vibrant communities, from the world-renowned Soho to richly diverse Church Street. We are home to some of the world’s most iconic features including Oxford Street, UK Government, the Royal Household and the bustling West End, and attract a million visitors a day to our city. We house over 50,000 businesses that sustain more than 700,000 jobs.

Our City for All vision is to provide world class services to the residents and communities we serve.  We will do this by creating a greener and cleaner city, vibrant communities and one of the best connected, most technologically advanced cities in the world.

The role

Join us as a Senior Commercial Officer, and you’ll help to deliver this vision by working on some of the most innovative projects in local government.  You’ll work as part of a team of more than 40 commercial and procurement professionals, covering the full range of council services – from Public Health initiatives to major works and ICT.


You’ll work as part of a team delivering high value, innovative procurement projects, and lead on some projects in your own right.  At any one time, we’re involved in the procurement of more than £200m of goods, works and services, so this is a busy and high energy environment.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to generalise or specialise – to try out new things or to hone your craft. Either way, this role offers great variety, challenge and career progression.

Your background

You’ll be highly organised and methodical, with plenty of experience of delivering complex projects against challenging timescales.  Ideally, you’ll be well on your way to CIPS qualification.

A strong customer ethos and outstanding stakeholder management skills are essential.  You’ll be outcomes focused, providing pragmatic advice and helping internal clients find the best way forward.  And you’ll be a strong team player – never afraid to put your hand up or help others.

You could be working now in the public, private or third sector.  What matters most is that you bring energy, drive and a commitment to achieving the council’s goals.  Sure, there are rules and regulations to be followed – but you’ll bring a creative spark that keeps us compliant while achieving the best possible outcomes for our residents, businesses and communities.

A great place to grow

We know that the best results are generated when our people have the freedom to flourish. It’s how we set standards that others seek to emulate. So you can expect to enjoy agile working and targeted personal and professional development. We work hard to create a progressive and diverse working environment, including benefits like shared parental leave and flexible working opportunities.

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