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Assistant Procurement Business Partner

About You
Do want experience of working with different teams?
Do you want to work on procurement from end to end?
Do you have a positive attitude and want to develop?
If so, read on .



Having experience of procurement activities and or supplier management this role will provide the opportunity for you to develop and grow your capability whilst helping to make a better environment for the communities in which we work.

Having personal resilience and a track record in delivering successful projects.
If you enjoy working flexibly and collaboratively with diverse customers to deliver a wide range of procurements that span across wide organisational activities.  These roles offers delivering projects throughout the procurement lifecycle.
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 using your business partnering experience.
You’ll be preferably progressing towards achievement or a desire to have a professional qualification in the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (we can support you on this). 
You will need to be fairly self-sufficient, be able to prioritise workloads and work at pace to achieve outcomes.  Importantly you be able to work as part of our supportive and growing Procurement team as we deliver the new business plan.
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
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.
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!
Application closing date: 23rd February 2023
Sifting date: 24th February 2023
Interviews: 3rd March 2023
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware, and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Role
It is an exciting time to join our Procurement team as we deliver 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.’
As part of our expanding team we have two roles for an assistant procurement business partner to deliver and support commercial and procurement projects across our corporate service and operational departments.  These roles provides an opportunity to work across a wide variety of categories and develop you knowledge.

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 don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

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

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
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: 03/02/2023
  • Rate: £27,314 - £31,656
  • 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: 0065
  • Posted: 2023-02-03 17:30:04 -

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