Procurement Services Recruitment
The City of Westminster has a centralised Procurement & Commercial function, which sits within the Finance and Resources Directorate. A review of Procurement Services at Westminster in 2018 identified the need for change and wide-scale improvement across five areas: Target Operating Model, Strategy and Governance, Systems and Processes, Structure and Capabilities, and Engagement, Development and Culture. In April 2020, a new target operating model was launched, with the intention of transforming the Procurement function and driving improvement to the service.
A new team has been recruited to include the Director and management team who joined in November 2020, bringing extensive and diverse experience of best practice from a range of industries and sectors. Over the last two years, there has been significant improvement to the service; the new operating model is working well, and we have now established the service as a strategic enabling function for the Council, with the ambition of becoming national leaders in procurement and commercial practice, including responsible procurement. Diversity and inclusion continue to be a priority for the Council and the service.
The council is looking to add strength and depth to this team across all of these functions: Tendering, Responsible Procurement & Supplier Relationship Management, and Responsible Economy.
Westminster City Council is recruiting a number of roles across the division:
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The Westminster Way
The Westminster Way is the council’s commitment to staff and is underpinned by three pillars:
Personal development: Everyone has talent - We want everyone to thrive at Westminster and so we take the time to nurture talent – coaching and mentoring our people to be the very best.
Value our people and diversity: Everyone is valued - We embrace our differences, to bring new perspectives to the future challenges of our city.
The Westminster Way of Working: Everyone is a leader - At Westminster, we encourage everyone to develop themselves to have a growth mindset and an outward-looking approach to provide the best service to our residents, businesses and visitors. We champion modern and agile working and an open and transparent outlook to the way we work.
In order to do the very best for our communities, we believe that our workforce should be representative of the people we work on behalf of, our residents. That’s why at Westminster we celebrate and embrace our differences.
We are passionate about creating a workplace where all can thrive, and where every single person has the opportunity to develop, grow and to be valued for their contribution.
What are our benefits and remuneration?
Generous holiday pay scheme
Free access to local authority leisure centre swimming pools and tennis courts as well as discounted membership rates at our gyms, classes and other fantastic facilities
Annual sports and social event for all staff
Flexible working practices.
If you are applying for a role with Westminster City Council, we kindly ask if you could complete the D&I survey, for reporting purposes.