Category Officer

Service Headquarters, Tovil, Maidstone, ME15 6XB
£29,820 – £34,107 per annum
10 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Officer

Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Service Headquarters, Tovil, Maidstone

Vacancy reference:  VR478

Grade 6:  £29,820 – £34,107 per annum

Full Time – 37 hours per week


Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is seeking to recruit a Category Officer on a permanent basis 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 23:59 hours on 24 April 2019.

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