Trust Procurement & Exchequer Manager

Recruiter
CER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT
Location
Marton-In-Cleveland, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
25 Aug 2019
Ref
1222683526
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Trust Procurement & Exchequer Manager Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust

Required: September 2019 Salary: Grade L, SCP 31-33 (£33,799 - £35,934 pro rata to hours worked) Hours: 26 hours per week, Whole Time Contract Type: Permanent

The organisation

The Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust (NPCAT) was formed on 1st September 2018 and consists of 22 primary and 4 secondary academy schools spread across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Thirsk. With more than 9,000 students and 1,200 staff, the Trust is now one of the North-East's largest Trusts and the second largest Catholic Multi-Academy Trust in the UK.

The role
We are seeking to appoint a newly created Trust Procurement & Exchequer Manager to work with the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Finance to devise a pragmatic procurement strategy and contract management approach across the Trust and all of its academies in line with national best practice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing tendering and purchasing across all Trust activity, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations and to assist lead officers with ensuring robust contract management systems are in place. The post holder will also line manage the Trust's Exchequer Services team.

Further information
Application packs are available from the NPCAT website: https://currentvacancies/
Candidates should complete and return the support staff application form, a recruitment monitoring form, a rehabilitation of offenders form and a consent form to obtain references to:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mr Jim Farquhar, Chief Operating Officer on .
Closing Date: Thursday 8th August 2019 by 12 noon
Interview Date: To be scheduled

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is central to our ethos and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to supply two references, medical check, undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies of the Trust.

JOB DESCRIPTION
POST TITLE: Trust Procurement & Exchequer Manager
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Finance
SALARY: Grade L - £33,799 - £35,934
(Pro-rata for 26 hours a week)
JOB PURPOSE: To work with the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Finance to devise a pragmatic procurement strategy and contract management approach across the Trust and all of its academies in line with national best practice.

To manage tendering and purchasing across all Trust activity, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations and to assist lead officers with ensuring robust contract management systems are in place.

To line manage the Trust's Exchequer Services team ensuring the processing of all payments and the collection of any debt owed to the Trust.

The overarching aim is to improve Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust's (NPCAT) VfM in accordance with the ESFA Academies Financial Handbook and to ensure a transparent culture in all procurement and purchasing activity.

Main Responsibilities
Procurement & Contract Management

• To develop the overall Trust procurement strategy and core guidance for all staff to align with and compliment other key documents such as the Financial Regulations and Scheme of Delegation.

• Establish robust systems to capture this information on an on-going basis in liaison with other colleagues.

• Support individual and clusters of academies to understand the analysis and interpretation of this information, ensuring appropriate information security principles are maintained.

• Provide system and procedural training to key stakeholders to promote good practice and reduce risk to the Trust.

• To provide guidance and support on managing key Trust wide contracts with the respective lead Trust officer and/or external technical support, ensuring the terms of contracts are fully complied with and that the aims, benefits and value for money of those contracts are fully realised.

• To develop and co-ordinate an enhanced contract management function across the Trust in conjunction with the other Trust leads contract leads i.e. ICT, Safeguarding, Payroll

• Develop pragmatic approaches to procurement of all support services' contracts and SLAs; reviewing historical arrangements with contractors to ensure they still provide a value for money approach; ensuring full compliance to EU and UK public sector procurement requirements at all times.

• To compile reports for the Trust's Executive Leadership Team and Directors on procurement and contract management issues providing clear recommendations.

INDDAR

• Contribute to the production of other plans and strategies across the Trust, ensuring they utilise relevant and accurate data

• Maintain an accurate and up to date register of all live contracts in order to provide a source of information for the Executive Leadership Team and Directors.

• Develop and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with all of the academies and relevant external partners, agencies and stakeholders.

These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities, which the COO/HOF may determine.

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THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE SUBJECT TO FULL ENHANCED DISCLOSURE CHECKS BEFORE AN OFFER OF APPOINTMENT IS MADE - AND THESE WILL BE SUBJECT TO RECHECKING AS APPROPRIATE

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