Information Technology and Digital Services (ITDS), University of London
Located in the vibrant Bloomsbury area, the University of London has been leading the way in education for over 150 years, with a proud legacy of inclusion and a global reach.
The University of London’s ITDS Department supports both the academic and administrative ICT needs of the University, driving forward innovation, defining the IT and Digital strategy and the delivery of ICT systems and projects. Our mission is to deliver an integrated and secure ICT services architecture, driving value for money and innovation to support our stakeholders in achieving their high performing aims.
About the role
Reporting directly to the Associate Director ITDS Business Services, the post holder will be responsible for the operational side of procurement, running end to end tenders within the ICT category and delivering value through the procurement process, in line with the overarching Procurement Policy, Financial Regulations and procurement guidelines. The post holder will also be responsible for the management and tracking of the University’s ICT assets, both physical and software, to ensure optimisation and compliance.
The post holder will need a solid background in ICT procurement, particularly cloud procurement, with proven experience of delivering sourcing strategies, ICT procurements and contract negotiation to fulfil the role as they will need to be able to demonstrate sound evidence of adding value to the organisation. Experience of HE sector framework agreements is desirable but as the University of London is not required to OJEU, public sector procurement experience is not essential.
As we are able to take advantage of modern technology and Activity Based Working a Job Share for this role will be considered. The University also encourages a positive work-life balance.
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.
The University offer excellent benefits including
- 30 days’ annual leave, plus 4 discretionary days, plus bank holidays
- Flexible working and a homeworking policy
- A very generous pension scheme
- 24-hour employee support line
- Excellent learning and development opportunities
- Salary sacrifice schemes for childcare and bicycles and discounted gym membership
For a full Person Specification please refer to the Job Description below.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your covering letter and CV (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight Sunday 1st 2019.
Interviews are to be confirmed.
Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.
Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.
The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.
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