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Role: Head of Procurement, Contract Management & Purchasing

Department: Finance & Business Services

Scale: MP3

Salary: £63,204 – £67,023

Location: Humberside force area – Agile working (Office working days to be agreed at interview)

Hours: 37 per week (Full-Time)

Contract: Permanent

As the Head of Procurement, Contract Management and Purchasing for Humberside Police, you will lead a dynamic Procurement and Commercial team delivering an effective service to managers and staff across the force.

You will ensure adherence to all relevant regulations and procedures and maximise benefit and efficiencies throughout the procurement and contract management process.

You will be the strategic lead for complex local procurement projects and contracts.

Previous experience of working within Procurement at a senior level will be essential as you will lead the strategic decision-making process on Procurement and associated functions, in consultation with the Head of Finance and Business Services.

You will possess a high-level of professional judgement, initiative and expertise when creating, developing and delivering procurement activities aligned with the Force’s strategic direction and will have a high degree of autonomy when making decisions on procurement related matters ensuring the Force remains complaint with the Code of Corporate Governance maximising social and environmental value.

This role is great development opportunity to lead a new expanding department and team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing all procurement for the Force and managing the resulting contracts once procured.
  • Represent the sector in sensitive and political situations, delivering difficult messages where required to high-level audiences ensuring effective stakeholder management across different departments at all levels.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders on a range of business sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities to lead and manage the team, building capability and optimising performance. Motivate and mentor individuals to create a high performing team culture.
  • Integral in driving a joined-up approach to Procurement and Contract Management covering budget holder and stakeholder management, all procurement activity and the management/support of contracts will be within scope of the post holder’s area of responsibility.
  • Maintaining an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of current practice, standards and regulations.
  • Responsible for using the NDM and THRIVE model in all actions undertaken.

What the role requires:

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Diploma and full corporate membership (MCIPS) Level 6 and significant prior experience at a senior level of developing and implementing financial savings through business planning.
  • Knowledge of public sector procurement.
  • Excellent working knowledge of leading practice commercial principles processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of substantiable procurement, covering all areas of sustainability including economic, social and environmental.
  • Demonstrated experience of developing and managing staff.
  • Strong experience of supporting budget holders with Procurement and Commercial advice ensuring successful delivery of strategic and programme driven activities.
  • Experience of managing change programmes within a commercial environment with evidence of identifying efficiencies through new ways of working, with successful outcomes.
  • Ensures that services that are delivered are customer focussed and reflect the appropriate culture and behaviours.
  • Employ effective communication, negotiation and influencing skills to enable an effective change management with stakeholders at all levels (including senior management) who may hold differing and contentious views.
  • Ability to maintain relationships with key and high-profile stakeholders, such as key strategic regional and national policy makers.
  • Demonstrates sound judgement in the absence of clear guidelines or precedent, seeking advice as necessary from more senior management when appropriate.
  • Ability to analyse numerical and written data, assess verbal, written, numerical and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • from a wide range of sources and present in a clear concise manner.
  • Ability to provide and receive, convey, and present highly complex, sensitive and/or contentious information to large groups, responding openly to questions to ensure full understanding and engagement.

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position please refer to the attached role requirement.

Perks of working for Humberside Police:

From great perks, agile working and professional development, we want you to have the best possible journey throughout your Humberside Police Career.

Our Police Staff work extremely hard, which is why we are proud to offer a host of reward and recognition schemes. Whether it’s Cycle to Work scheme, Gym and health schemes, we have the perks ready for you to benefit from.

Further Perks:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Coaching & Mentoring Scheme
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities (Discounted Healthcare, 1st year free and 2nd year subsidised)
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Flexible/Hybrid working where applicable.
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Blue Light Discount
  • Access to the forces’ onsite gyms
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Humber bridge tag

Pre – Employment Checks and Eligibility:

  • Internal applicants MUST have completed a successful 6 month probationary period and tenure (if applicable) before applying for another role within the force.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria of at least 5 years to apply for a role within Humberside in any capacity.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria of at least 3 years continuous residency in the UK to apply for roles with Humberside Police.
  • Successful candidates will undergo a vetting procedure pre-requisite of employment.
  • Tattoo’s will be reviewed as a part of the recruitment process to ensure we maintain a level of professional standards and to make sure the images do not cause offence or are unacceptable.

Contact point for applicants:

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact us at recruiting@humberside.pnn.police.uk

How to apply for the role:

To apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button below or alternatively send a copy of your current CV and covering letter to recruiting@humberside.pnn.police.uk FAO Rob Sanderson-Mount, Talent Acquisition Officer.

Please note, you must wait 3 months before submitting another application if you have applied for THIS role within the last 3 months.

For Information & Advice on completing an online application, please follow the link below.


Shortlisted candidates must be able to attend an in person interview in Hull.


Closing Date: Sunday 16th June 2024 at 23:55

Interview date: TBC

It is not likely that closing dates will be extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and would need to be with the permission of the Recruitment Manager and Line Manager of the role.


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Humberside Police welcome applications from underrepresented communities.  For further information on positive action within Humberside Police, please visit the positive action page:

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