Purchasing Officer

Salary: £25,760 – £26,980

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Required: March 2024                                                      


We are looking to recruit for this important post from the 1st of March 2024 onwards to ensure a good hand-over with our long serving Procurement Officer who will be retiring after more than 20 years’ service at Cirencester College.

This is a great opportunity to join our busy and successful College team and to contribute to great post-16 education in our region as our cover letter indicates.

The College is an exempt charity, with a strongly pastoral, “can do” culture, where we care for and support each other to enable our students to reach outstanding achievement.

You will be working as part of the finance team, a key area of the College and responsible for co-ordinating and managing the College’s purchasing arrangements including securing adherence to financial procedures, providing professional advice to budget holders in spending departments on a range of purchasing matters and maximising efficient use of College funds through the promotion and development of central purchasing.  You will also be required to assist with general Finance Office functions as requested. The accompanying Job Description provides more detail.

You are numerate, conscientious and care about the quality of your work that requires you to be organised, communicative, flexible and proactive, demonstrating initiative consistent with the same spirit of care and commitment to our College and our students that our staff demonstrate daily.

Closing Date: 8th March 2024

PLEASE NOTE: This position will close once sufficient applications are received. We do not accept CVs as a method of application.  Please complete the application form provided. Please pay particular attention to the ‘letter’ element where you set out why this role interests or enthuses you.

We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive we are only able to contact those candidates to be interviewed.

Benefits include: LGPS defined benefit pension scheme – 24%+ college pension contribution, reviewed annually (including life assurance), generous holidays, sick pay scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free on-site car parking, on-site fitness suite, Refectory and Cycle to Work Scheme.

Cirencester College may carry out online searches during the recruitment process on shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.

This College 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.

Cirencester College welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

Internal Applicants should complete an ‘Internal Application Form’ and send to hr@cirencester.ac.uk Forms are located on CCO under Cross College Documents, Forms, ‘Internal Application Form’