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Commissioning and Procurement Business Partner

Ipswich, Suffolk
Job Type
3 Jul 2024

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are looking to recruit a Commissioning and Procurement Business Partner to join our team based in Suffolk. You will be working 37 hours per week. The successful candidate will earn a competitive salary of £42,403 - £49,498 per annum (pro rata for part time).

Full time, part time and job share opportunities will be considered.

We are looking for an experienced Commissioning and Procurement Business Partner to join our team in Commissioning and Procurement. You will share our values, commitment, and motivation to make a difference for our residents, clients, and communities.

About the Commissioning and Procurement Business Partner role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning and Procurement Business Partner to support a wide range of the councils service areas.

In this important role, you will deliver expert commercial advice and guidance to ensure effective procurement strategies are developed.

You will ensure that compliant procurements are undertaken in line with the councils standing orders, legislation and sustainable procurement good practise.

About you

You will:

  • be Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualified, or studying for CIPS qualifications, or will have equivalent knowledge gained through experience
  • have proven experience of delivering a range of commissioning and procurement solutions, working with multiple stakeholders and a commitment to personal development
  • have a strong work ethic, possess good communication and report writing skills, and an ability to challenge in an effective manner
  • be able to work well independently, as a member of a team and be able to lead a team.

About us

Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two National Landscapes within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.


  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 26 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Programme.
  • Employee Assist Programme.
  • Health Care Options.

Our ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more Hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working (Business needs permitting). This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed to supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

Closing date: 5pm, 17 July 2024

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this Commissioning and Procurement Business Partner role, even if you don t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

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