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Project Finance and Procurement Lead

Employer
Natural History Museum
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
12 Aug 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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About UsThe Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world.We are at a pivotal moment in our history, as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to its 150th anniversary in 2031 making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team. About the roleOur Central Project Office (CPO) supports delivery of Museum capital and temporary exhibition projects by supplying project management resource and expertise. The Capital PMO, which sits within the CPO, is the Museum's portfolio reporting and knowledge management function which provides programme and project support, develops best practice methodologies and tools across the Museum and provides assurance on the Museum's capital investment portfolio.We are looking for a Project Finance and Procurement Lead to provide expert knowledge and support to Central Project Office in the areas of project finance and procurement. Working closely with project managers, and consulting the Museum Procurement Manager where appropriate, you will be responsible for overseeing procurement procedures on projects, including establishing tender packages and being involved in the process from end to end. You will also be a key link between the CPO and Finance, and will provide information and advice to ensure the smooth running of projects from a financial perspective. The establishment and integration of new government legislation is a key requirement, as is a proactive approach in recognising new developments likely to have an effect on the department's day-to-day project and business activities. About you You will have excellent organisational, time management and communications skills, to proactively manage conflicting demands and a number of different relationships with the appropriate degree of confidentiality and sensitivity. Significant experience of working in a fast-paced financial administration or procurement team, preferably in the public sector or similar environment, is essential, as is the ability to build good working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally to make recommendations, provide solutions and implement process and system improvements. Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 11 August 2021 Inrerviews expected 18 - 19 August How to applyIf that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, and provide:A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification.To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.
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