Childrens Services Buyer

£20,000 - £24,999
05 Dec 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Childrens Services Buyer

Salary: £21,074 - £23,111 per annum
Date Closes: 09/12/2018
Ref Number: CS01381
Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time
Location: Trowbridge


Our commissioning service support our children and young people in care to deliver effective outcomes. The team ensure that support and placements are sourced within Wiltshire Council and procurement guidelines.

The children’s services buyers team sit within commissioning and focus on care for adults and children.


About the role

You will work as part of a supportive, cohesive and friendly team, with the opportunity to progress to a Specialist Buyer.

You will support and guide social work teams on sourcing the required goods and services which includes running RFQ’s, negotiating with service providers and maintaining data to make clear recommendations for improvements and opportunities to generate savings.

About you

You will have experience in a similar role, coupled with the desire to learn and apply new approaches and techniques.

We will look to you to be able to work accurately at pace and be comfortable with working to strict deadlines and thinking on your feet! You will have the confidence to make well-evidenced recommendations to influence your manager’s decisions in complex situations.

With your understanding of contractual obligations in ensuring that individual contracts are aligned to regional framework contracts, you will ensure competitive quotes are appropriately sourced. A theoretical understanding of running a competitive procurement process would be an advantage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Interviews will be held on Monday 17th December 2018

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Jenine Brister, Buyers Team Leader. Email: Telephone: 01225 712729

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

Values and Behaviours Framework

All candidates are assessed against the council’s behaviours framework during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework