Senior Procurement Business Partner

About You

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead and develop a small team?

Do you want to work on procurement from end to end and deliver a variety of business activities?

Do you have a positive attitude?

If so, read on .



Do you want to use your expertise to provide procurement and commercial advice to colleagues across the organisation? If so, this is a great opportunity to join us to make a difference by supporting the team’s commercial growth.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Procurement team as we deliver and to develop our commercial strategy to improve the services we deliver for our customers.

Our vision is to be ‘a problem solving, easy to work with business partner that adds value and benefits through a considered risk approach to deliver the needs of the business.’

Our purpose is to be ‘a professional and trusted business partner that is engaged with the business to drive the right commercial outcomes through proportional processes.  Ensuring value is driven throughout the commercial lifecycle.’

We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.
Interview schedule: Interviews will take place week commencing 6 February 2023.

About The Role

As part of our expanding team we have a new role for a senior procurement business partner.  You will lead and manage a small team to deliver commercial and procurement projects for our digital and corporate service departments.  This provides an opportunity to work across a variety of categories and build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
You will be a great communicator who is able to listen, interpret the needs of the business whilst being able to influence to achieve the right commercial outcome to support the delivery of our business plan engaging stakeholders.

You’ll be preferably CIPS qualified or progressing towards its achievement (we can support you on this).  Having significant end-to-end procurement experience across a variety of categories including digital and corporate areas in the public or private sector.  With a good knowledge of procurement legislation and different contract conditions.

The role gives an excellent opportunity to manage a small team and the delivery of contracts that are strategic and help make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas. 

You will need to be self-sufficient and also importantly be able to work as part of the Procurement team providing support and inspiring team members.
Please note that this role will require a basic DBS check

About The Coal Authority

Our benefits:

  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%!
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A recognition scheme, where you receive extra money or vouchers
  • Flexi-time to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Here at TCA we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.

We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 19/01/2023
  • Rate: £46,125 - £55,119
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Purchasing
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0063
  • Posted: 2023-01-19 15:40:08 -

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