Improving opportunities and outcomes for our pupils and students is at the heart of all that we do. For children and young people, especially those with special educational needs or who experience other barriers to learning, our world can present many challenges. All young people deserve to leave education confident that they have developed the skills they need to achieve their ambitions, with meaningful education, work and life experiences to draw on. This is the confidence that we aim to deliver.
We are steadily extending the reach of our provision within our local communities from primary through secondary to further education, smoothing transitions and giving pupils and students the benefit of expertise generated from our collegiate approach to knowledge-sharing amongst our staff. All of this is underpinned by a suite of shared services whose expert staff work closely with students and staff in each school/College centre and with affiliates and commissioning organisations to improve educational and operational quality at every level to benefit our students.
As our Head of Procurement you will work for Director of Finance. You will establish and lead on the provision of a procurement strategy across the organisation. You will maintain and improve our Procurement processes and procedures to ensure efficiencies and savings and value for money is consistently achieved across the organisation.
Ideally, you will be educated to degree level and have a MCIPS qualification. You will have a working knowledge of contract law. You will have excellent knowledge of the latest purchasing theory, purchase to pay systems/processes and practice and have experience of managing and implementing projects. You will have brilliant communication skills with the ability to challenge the status quo with your excellent negotiating and influencing skills at all levels across a business. Experience of working within a public sector would be highly advantageous.
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust operates from multiple educational centres in Wallington, Carshalton, Hackbridge, Camberwell Green, Kingston and Hillingdon. Our students are at the heart of what we do, and this is reflected in the way the Finance team works. The team is currently based in Sutton but there is an expectation that you will travel to all centres as required.
This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing Date: 22/06/2018
Working alongside the schools in the Academy Trust, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Governance Manager.
You will be Responsible to the Executive Head, Quality & Learning Support, in providing comprehensive governance support, including line managing the Regional Clerking Team and providing support to the Local Governing Bodies (LGBs) within the Trust.
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 22nd June 2018
Interviews: w/c 2nd July 2018 (TBC)
Closing Date: 22/06/2018