Category Officer

Maidstone, Kent
Grade 6:  £29,235 – £33,438 per annum
08 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time

Category Officer
Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Tovil, Maidstone
Vacancy reference:  VR436

Grade 6:  £29,235 – £33,438 per annum
Full Time – 37 hours per week
Fixed term contract for 1 year.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is seeking to recruit a temporary Category Officer to join their Procurement and Commercial Team.   The Team is formed of four categories; Facilities Management & Construction (Property); ICT; Fleet & Professional Services and Operations. The post holder will support the Fleet and Professional Services category.

You will report directly to the Category Lead and provide support in developing and promoting an innovative approach to procurement and market analysis, with direct involvement in setting up new methods of service delivery to achieve best value in procurement.

You are also expected to support the Category Lead in designing and delivering national strategies to maximise collaboration opportunities across the blue light sector under the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme.

You should be a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), or have a commitment to working towards CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply by examination, and have knowledge of EU tendering and contract regulations.

If you are interested in this role, please complete an online application form in line with the job description and person specification, by midnight on 25 January 2019.

Interviews for this position will be held on the 11th or 12th February 2019.


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