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Procurement Officer

Procurement Officer
Location: Chesterfield or London 
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week 
Salary: £26,000 - £29,000 pa (under review) + Benefits 
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: by midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019 

Download the job description and person specification (Word 58KB)


Versus Arthritis is looking for an experienced procurement officer to join our procurement team to help deliver cost effective, compliant, contract delivery and ensure fit for purpose, innovative sourcing solutions are achieved to support the delivery of the Charity’s vision and goals.

About the role

The charity has well-established procurement systems in place and this role has been created to support the implementation of the new corporate procurement strategy to drive transparency and business improvement.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the finance and procurement team, delivering professional procurement and contract management advice to stakeholders on a diverse range of procurement activity.

You should have experience of preparing tender documentation and using procurement portals and will be responsible for the development of effective analytical tools to track spend and supplier performance, feeding into commercial insight by identifying risk and areas for improvement.

In addition, you will support the wider finance and procurement team in the provision of appropriate procurement and contract management training, to include the use of all applicable e-procurement systems.

Key requirements

The successful candidate will be a procurement professional who is enjoys working as part of a team. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of procurement principles, having gained experience working within a similar role in the private or public sector. Key areas of expertise should include:

  • comprehensive knowledge of best practice procurement and contract management
  • proven track record of providing end to end procurement advice and support to a comprehensive range of stakeholders
  • experience monitoring key supplier relationships
  • a good understanding of commercial environment including the identification of commercial risk
  • high level expertise in the operation of e-procurement systems
  • strong numeracy and data analytical skills
  • well-developed writing and communication skills.

How to apply 

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification (Word 58KB)
  3. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.

Email your completed application by midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019 to  


Interviews are planned for Wednesday 30 January in Chesterfield

About us

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 10 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

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