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Assistant Procurement Managers (x 2)

Posted: 10 Nov 2020 Closes: 22 Nov 2020
Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS £26,598 (Croydon £30,004)
Flexible hm-land-registry/20201110163629

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team, with an active hands on approach? Do you enjoy challenging and rewarding work, in an environment which offers continuous professional development? 

If you are able to demonstrate Commercial awareness, then we want you to apply for as we are recruiting for two Assistant Procurement Managers!

Job description

As part of the Procurement & Commercial Team, your role will be integral as you will be responsible for supporting Procurement Managers and Category leads in procuring goods and services that are required by HM Land Registry Groups within Transformation, Digital Data and Technology and Corporate Business Services. 

You will provide support to the Procurement Managers for both pre and post contract, by developing and maintaining business relationships, taking an active part with internal stakeholders in the management of contracts and compliance. Identifying sourcing routes and supporting early market engagement activities, preparing and issuing tenders and all relevant procurement, administration duties.


You must be able to demonstrate Commercial awareness, this must be in one or more of the following: contract management, supplier management, procurement management or similar. 

You will be an effective communicator, who thrives working in a fast paced, changing environment and is a key team player. You will be proactive in your approach and possess excellent organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload. 

Ideally you will hold a professional qualification in Purchasing and Supply - CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply), however this is not essential as we are able to support you with this.


English and Maths GCSE or equivalent


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace


HM Land Registry (HMLR) plays a vitally important role in the property market, underpinning property ownership worth over £4 trillion across England and Wales including over £1 trillion of mortgages. HMLR have been safeguarding our land and homes for the last 150 years and they play a critical role in supporting the government’s housing and infrastructure objectives. This uniqueness is part of what makes HMLR so special. The other part is their people. 

HMLR offer very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. HMLR provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

A great place to work 
HMLR is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs, offering you flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us. 

Where difference is celebrated 
HMLR are committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. 

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues. 

*About the salary: For existing civil servants where a level transfer occurs existing salary will be honoured. Where this falls below the HM Land Registry minimum the minimum point will be paid. When HM Land Registry maximum is exceeded existing salary will be retained on a mark-time basis. 
An individual joining HM Land Registry on promotion from another government department / agency will be placed on the minimum of the higher pay range. 

Working for Land Registry

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Please complete your application form, by copying and pasting your CV into the online form. 

You will also be asked to complete The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 750 words). This should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed below: 
• An ability to demonstrate Commercial awareness (this must be in one or more of the following: contract management, supplier management, procurement management or similar) 
• Must be an effective communicator able to deliver results by proactive, positive, and persuasive means. 
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to make sound judgements/decisions based on available evidence 

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date, with successful candidates being invited to a blended interview, via video link, week commencing 7th December 2020. 

The blended interview will test the behaviours listed in the job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested. The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working. 

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. 
Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date. 

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview. 
If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement. 

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below: 
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Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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