We've noticed you are using Internet Explorer. This is an outdated Web Browser and is not fully supported by this website. Consider switching to a moden Web Browser like Google Chrome.

Vacancy Details

Procurement Apprentice

Rochford District Council
National Minimum Wage
Rochford, Essex
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week. (Including study attendance).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/08/2019 at 23:55 PM
Rochford District Council

Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, flexi scheme, staff discounts.

Our culture and values

We like our staff to be proactive and innovative. Being customer focused and willing to maximise your potential at work are expected. We all work together to achieve the very best for our residents which sometimes means getting involved in projects and trying new tasks outside of your day to day job role. We love our staff to suggest new ideas and to have enthusiasm to try out new experiences.

The job role

We are seeking a motivated candidate to work closely with, and assist the Procurement Team on related tasks and projects. The Procurement Team whilst small, is a key central department of the Council, working with virtually all departments, we deal with a large variety of Procurement projects, including the creation and awarding of Contracts, negotiations with Contractors and suppliers, along with more strategic report writing and staff training elements. No two days are ever the same in Procurement!

Excellent organisational skills, I.T skills, verbal and written communication skills are essential requirements for this role.

The post holder will be responsible for a number of administrative duties including assisting with Contract and Tender documents, arranging meetings, checking attendee’s availability, booking venues, circulating agendas and relevant paperwork, and where necessary taking minutes.

The post holder must also be committed to completing an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration which will be managed through ACL Employability and Enterprise. You will be required to undertake an assessment in mathematics and english with ACL before being accepted on the course. Further information can be found at http://www.aclessex.com/apprenticeships-in-essex/

For an informal chat please call Lauren Quigley on 01702 318023.


Interview date: 12th September 2019

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

It is our policy that if you have not heard back within 3 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Further information on this vacancy