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Finance & Procurement Officer

Ref No: 2021/07
Grade: H
Type of appointment: Permanent
Location: Peterborough
Team: Finance & Planning Team

Published: .

The Finance & Procurement officer role sits in the Finance & Planning Team and is key to delivering procurement & contracting services to the organisation.  This role is to give further support to the team in delivering a quality service.

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Post duties will include: 

  • Issuing and checking of contracts both for procurement and provision of services, including for example MoUs, MoAs and SLAs.
  • Liaising with and advising project managers on all steps in the process.
  • Issuing Invitation to Tenders, uploading contracts on portal, review the submissions to ensure documentation and costs are correct before issuing to PMs for evaluation.
  • Ensuring relevant procedures are followed and controls adhered to within the procurement processes.
  • Liaising with the Business Development Team and Project Managers in the initial stages of the bid process for new income, checking financial requirements of new bids, providing advice on costing.
  • Checking costings of income bids before sign off by the Head of Finance and planning.
  • Collating and compiling information required by project managers to funders on external projects as required.
  • Keeping contracts register up-to-date, issuing contractors performance evaluations to PMs, procurement transparency reporting and any other ad hoc duties as required.



To be a successful candidate you will be:

  • Experienced in working in procurement within a government organisation and have an understanding of contracting procedures and regulations. (Essential)
  • Experienced in reviewing and compiling contracts. (Essential)



To be a successful candidate you will have:

  • Experience working in the public sector in a procurement role.
  • The confidence to deliver advice and guidance to colleagues at all levels in the organisation.
  • The ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in the production of and review of contracts.
  • Knowledge and awareness of public sector procurement procedures and regulations.



  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing


In the event that we receive a large volume of applications we reserve the right to conduct the sift based on one lead behaviour.

Please see the CS Behaviours framework framework for more details at this grade.

Hours of work:                    


Normal minimum hours of attendance for the post are 36 hours per week over a 5-day period, Monday to Friday.

Flexi time is available. This post may also be suitable for job share. 


Annual Leave:

The annual leave allowance is 25 days per year, rising to 30 days per year after 5 years service.  There are also 12 days public and privilege leave.  Part-time staff will receive this on a pro rata basis. The annual leave allowance is 25 days per year, rising to 30 days per year after 5 years’ service. There are also 12 days public and privilege leave. Part-time staff will receive this on a pro rata basis.   



£27,946 per annum  

Find out more about the benefits of working at JNCC.



The closing date for this post is 09:00 on Monday 15 March 2021.

The anticipated interview date is during the week commencing Monday 22 March 2021.

Please be aware that at this time interviews may take place either over the phone or by video conference. We will aim to give you a minimum of 5 days’ notice before inviting any candidate for interview but please be aware that this may not be possible, and interviews may have to be changed at short notice.

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