Sustainable Procurement Business Partner - 16 Month Fixed Term Contract

About You
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a sustainable change and influence to make a difference?
Do you want to drive things forward?

Do you enjoy working with variety of teams?

If so, read on .



Are you passionate about the delivery of sustainable procurement? Do you want to be able to influence the achievement of sustainable procurement outcomes?  If yes, we have an exciting new role as part of our expanding team to develop and embed how we deliver our new sustainability plan and objectives within our procurements opportunities.  This provides an opportunity to work with a wide variety of 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 sustainable and commercial outcomes using your experience.
You’ll be preferably CIPS qualified or progressing towards its achievement (we can support you on this).  Having significant experience within sustainable procurement including tackling modern slavery through supply chains and being able to ensure social value sits at the heart of the services we deliver.
The role gives a great opportunity to embed sustainability within our contracts and help to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas. 
You will need to self-sufficient and importantly be able to work as part of a supportive Procurement team and to be able to inspire team members.
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!

About The Role
Our new business plan has ensure sustainability as a core objective to be at the heart of our activities. 
Do you want to use your expertise to provide sustainable procurement advice to colleagues across the organisation? If so, this is a great opportunity to join us to make a difference by improving both the organisations and the team’s understanding, capability and maturity on sustainable procurement.
This is an excellent opportunity 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 sustainable outcomes through proportional processes.  Ensuring value is driven throughout the commercial lifecycle.’
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.
Application closing date: 31st May 2023

Sifting date: 1st June 2023
1st Interviews: 12th June 2023 (Virtual)
2nd Interviews: 20th June 2023 (At the Mansfield Office)
(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 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: 12/05/2023
  • Rate: £41,083 - £47,465
  • 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: 0068
  • Posted: 2023-05-12 14:52:12 -

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