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Kingston Council - Procurement Governance Manager

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    Kingston upon Thames, London

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    Social Care

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    £400 - £500 per day

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    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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The Royal Borough of Kingston (RBK) are seeking a Procurement GManager (Governance) to play a key role in driving improvements in the commissioning and procurement practices in line with best practice. RBK is committed to transforming how it operates so that it can deliver the best possible outcomes and services for its residents and communities at the same time as ensuring financial sustainability for the organisation.

Like other borough's the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Kingston communities and on the council's financial position, the requirement to transform at pace is now more important than ever. RBK are moving forward with an ambitious programme of transformation activity and as part of this, the Procurement Governance Manager will play a key part in this by bringing relevant skills to work together more effectively.

The procurement team have made a number of significant contributions over the past few years including the council becoming a Living Wage Employer, receiving the accreditation by the Good Business Charter and the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark. This role will give you the opportunity to deliver a transformational agenda around commissioning and procurement that considers financial viability and an innovative approach to delivering future services. Your new role As the Procurement Governance Manager, you will report directly to the Corporate Head of Service for Commissioning and Procurement and play a key role in ensuring commissioning and procurement governance, compliance and good practice within the team and wider Council.

The changing landscape around procurement following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the proposals set out in the green paper Transforming Public Procurement, will require greater understanding of the proposed changes for the local government and great leadership to support their implementation in RBK over the coming years. Your role will help to drive these changes through commissioning and procurement practices that deliver better value for Kingston's communities and support the development of an 'enterprising' culture across the Council.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.