Procurement Assistant (Apprenticeship)

Job title Procurement Assistant (Apprenticeship)

Department Digital, Data & Technology Group

Salary Starting from £18,529, rising to £19,623

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Friday 13 August 2021

Closing date Sunday 26 September 2021

Interview date Friday 08 October 2021

Reference OJ8599


This is an exciting entry level position for your future career in Procurement!

We are recruiting a well organised, conscientious Procurement Apprentice with a high level of attention to detail and a willingness to learn and develop. This is a 18 month fixed term role. 

As part of the IT Procurement Team, you will provide support in the IT Campus Computer shop that manages the day-to-day delivery of an effective IT Procurement Service to the University Faculties, Schools and Departments. This will include gaining experience in the areas of procurement & supply, contract administration and socially responsible procurement:

This is a wide and varied role, which involves dealing with, and supporting, a student and staff-facing service and you will provide advice and support to understand their requirements and guiding them to the most appropriate technology products and services available

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to discussions about improving methods of working, to follow those methods once agreed and to document and maintain those methods so they become knowledge for staff across the Digital, Data and Technology group

The role requires:

  • High levels of attention to detail to ensure accurate records and systems are maintained.
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience of first-class, high quality customer service.
  • confidence working independently, but also be a strong team player.

The role is supported by a level 3 apprenticeship scheme and will start you on your path to professional accreditation.

This is a hybrid role allowing you to work from the Claverton Down campus and from home, which can be arranged flexibly. 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.