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Procurement and Compliance Manager

UK Atomic Energy Authority
UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire or Rotherham, Yorkshire
£49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Closing date
12 Feb 2022

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Specialist Area
Category Manager, Procurement
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
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Procurement and Compliance Manager

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK


Department: Procurement

Salary: £49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension

Confirmed Grade: Level 5

Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire or Rotherham, Yorkshire

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We have an excellent opportunity for a Procurement and Compliance Manager to lead and manage compliance with Public Sector Policies and directives reporting into the Head of Procurement.

It is important that you have a good procurement strategic knowledge and experience as well as critical thinking and ability to adapt and develop new strategies. This role supports the Procurement Managers and the wider team on compliance with Cabinet Office, BEIS and Public Contract Regulations 2015. You will be required to work closely with internal and external stakeholders to achieve Procurement Policy best practice and represent UKAEA at Policy meetings with BEIS and Cabinet Office.

To succeed in this role, you will be a good team player with ability to work effectively as part of the Group Procurement Team. This role will allow you to provide leadership within the team around Procurement Policy compliance, providing advice and direction to all team members, along with training and support and leading on writing and implementing UKAEA Management system Procedures.

What will you be responsible for?

Working and co-ordinating with the Procurement team and managers and stakeholders within UKAEA to achieve Procurement Policy best practice

Delivering the Procurement service in line with Procurement strategy, organisation strategies and objectives to the appropriate standards and legislation

Managing and leading UKAEA’s compliance to the Commercial Continuous Improvement Framework

Reviewing government procedures and processes, ensuring the ever-changing Cabinet Office controls and are embedded into procurement teams knowledge base

Implementing policy best practice to feed into the Procurement Management tools

Reviewing PPN notices issued and ensure complied with within UKAEA’s Procurement procedures

Identifying trends and new legislation and design initiatives to address to ensure continuous improvement is adopted across all UKAEA Procurement processes and procedures


Essential skills, experience and competence required

Experience of Public Sector Procurement

A good technical appreciation of the range of procurement categories

Critical thinking and ability to adapt and develop new strategies

Ability to apply procurement rationale to unique challenges and requirements

Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to influence at senior levels

MCIPS qualified

Desirable skills, experience and competence

A good technical appreciation of Government Commercial Rules and Regulations

Additional Information

What we offer

A competitive salary

A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors

An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives

Flexible working options including family friendly policies

Emergency leave (paid)

30.5 days’ annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays

Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)

Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme

Annual corporate bonus scheme

Relocation allowance (if eligible)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 12/2/2022. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit the UK Government website. If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.


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