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27th March 2018

Job Vacancy (LGA): Adviser - Productivity (Procurement Projects)

The Local Government Association (LGA) has advertised for an Adviser- Productivity (Procurement Projects), to work with members of the National Advisory Group for local government procurement, and procurement officers across the sector.

The fixed-term (to 31/3/2019), full time position attracts a salary of £43,530 pa and will be based in Westminster, London.

The role will cover the following responsibilities:
  • Lead on work relating to encouraging innovation in local government procurement, identifying and sharing innovative practices, goods and services.
  • Manage the LGA's construction work stream, taking forward policy initiatives in relation to procurement of construction related projects, and developing/organising a national annual conference.
  • Oversee the work on procurement and commissioning skills, identifying gaps and developing/promoting programmes to plug these gaps.
  • Provide research and analysis on local government markets and key suppliers, supporting the work of a number of strategic supplier relationship specialists who will lead on the relationships and liaising with councils on performance management issues where this is required.

The ideal applicant will be a self-starter with an understanding of the wider context including what councils are doing in relation to strategic procurement and commissioning. The successful applicant will be a team player with experience of project management approaches and research and an understanding and interest in the issues involved in this area.

The closing date is 5pm, Wednesday 11 April 2018.

You can read more and apply at