You will work within the Finance Team and carry out duties within the procurement of goods and services. You will be the central contact for all new supplier requests, ensuring the set up and checking of new suppliers, co-ordinating the contracts database and assisting with the day-to-day administration to ensure the function runs smoothly and efficiently.
You must have procurement experience and understand contract management principles (KPIs, service levels, corporate governance) as well as the ability to source and manage indirect supplies and services. Excellent IT skills, as well as the ability to negotiate are also required.
What makes working at OHC&AT uniquely rewarding is that we are a family of College centres and schools, fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities and we are all passionately committed about putting the students and their individual outcomes at the heart of everything we do. We currently have 4 regional hubs – North West London/Slough, South West London, Sutton and Croydon and Surrey & Sussex.
For children and young people, especially those with special educational needs or who experience other barriers to learning, our world can present many challenges. All young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on. This is the confidence that we aim to deliver.
We are steadily extending the reach of our provision within our local communities from primary through secondary to further education, smoothing transitions and giving pupils and students the benefit of expertise generated from our collegiate approach to knowledge-sharing amongst our staff. All of this is underpinned by a suite of shared services whose expert staff work closely with students and staff in each school/College centre and with affiliates and commissioning organisations to improve educational and operational quality at every level to benefit our students.
We can offer you:
- Competitive pension scheme (LGPS)
- A supportive team
- Perkbox benefits package offering numerous discounts across stores, gyms, supermarket discounts, as well as supporting staff with their financial, physical and emotional well-being
Further details and how to apply
The Finance team is based in Sutton but there is an expectation that you will travel to all centres as required.
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Please note that CV applications will not be considered.
Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday 26th November 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 3rd December 2020
OHC&AT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
OHC&AT aims to select staff on merit, irrespective of race, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics. In order to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality Policy and recruitment procedures, we ask that all applicants complete an equal opportunities monitoring form.