Commercial Assurance Manager SEO

Darlington and Sheffield
£35,497 - £39,114
15 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Specialist Area
Operations, Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

Commercial Assurance Manager SEO

Darlington and Sheffield

At the Department for Education, we’re responsible for providing children and young people with the lifelong learning they deserve. It’s a passion that’s fuelling positive change as we aim to build a world-class commercial directorate and enhance our workforce with fresh talent. With a commercial category spend of £6.4bn, we’re working on complex, high-value contracts that will create tangible results for schools, colleges and universities across the country. Perhaps you’ll have the skills and ambition we need to join us. 

Working with the Head of Commercial Assurance, you’ll play a key role in refreshing the function during a four-year period of change. That way, we’ll be able to deliver our priorities of securing quality and value for money across our procurement and grant activity. Working as part of the wider team (led by the Head of Commercial Policy and Assurance), you’ll become involved in other areas such as developing commercial policy, identifying risk and improving capability. Specific responsibilities will include developing our approach to assurance, scrutiny and accountability; providing support to delivery teams and ensuring compliance with Cabinet Office standards. 

With at least two years’ experience in a commercial assurance, policy or delivery role, you’ll have a detailed knowledge of procurement law and experience of dealing with complex commercial transactions for a public sector organisation. Any client-side experience or an MCIPS qualification is also an advantage. 

If you’d like to join the DfE at this exciting time, please apply by visiting