Procurement Advisor

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We are looking to appoint a Procurement Advisor to work in our small central procurement team based in London.
Greater London
Starting salary
£38,125 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
20 January 2020
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

As the UK’s leading public services trade union, we have more than 1.3 million members working in public services and the private, voluntary and community sectors from frontline staff to senior managers.  This role will help to ensure value for money is achieved and procurement is carried out in alignment with UNISON’s values.

Your role will be to lead and run tender processes from start to finish, including sourcing and vetting suppliers, drafting documentation, analysis of bids and post tender clarification and negotiation. You’ll also manage suppliers for national arrangements, advise budget holders on procurement matters and undertake day to day purchasing. This is a very varied and interesting role as you’ll get involved in a range of categories and all areas of UNISON’s operations.

You will need to have experience of working within purchasing; have excellent communication, negotiation and organisational skills to be able to deal with multiple categories and work on your own initiative.

How to apply

An application form can be obtained by visiting apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the General Application Form.  See also job description and person specification

Please send 3 copies of the completed application form to Gill Blaik, SMS, UNISON Centre, London NW1 2AY quoting ref: ORD/100.  Application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on Monday 20 January 2020.

Interviews will be held on 5 February 2020.


UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.