Procurement and Contracts Officer - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Based in Leeds City Centre
Full Time, Permanent
Grade J: £30,948-£35,835 (2020 pay award pending)

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Our Organisation

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership work with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in our region benefits from a strong, successful economy and a modern, accessible transport network.

Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of around 2.5 million people, 1.5 million jobs, over 120,000 businesses and represents the largest, and perhaps the most diverse, economy outside London.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking to appoint to a Procurement and Contracts Officer role.  Reporting to a Procurement Manager, this key role will have the opportunity to work within a new procurement team, delivering professional and complaint end to end procurement services to the Combined Authority.

For more information about the work of the Combined Authority please visit

The Role

The Procurement and Contracts Officers key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver a professional, best practice and compliant end to end procurement service for medium sized procurements as allocated by a Procurement Manager and delegating for Procurement Managers where appropriate.
  • Responsibility for the management, integration and maintenance of E-tendering systems.
  • Ensure compliance with contract standing orders, publication scheme and transparency obligations.

The Person

The Authority is seeking an individual with experience of working in a procurement function procuring a wide range of products, works and services.  You must be a qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or be working towards full membership.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s procurement team is embarking upon an exciting programme of activity; the result of which will be a best in class procurement function.  This role will play an important part in that development programme.

Our offer

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit or speak to Matthew Hoyle, Procurement Manager on: 0113 348 1081.

Closing date for applications: 19/07/2020

Shortlisting by: 22/07/2020

Interviews on w/c: 27/07/2020

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

19 July 2020, 11:55 PM