UNISON Centre – Procurement Manager

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UNISON is seeking an experienced procurement professional to lead their in-house procurement team.
Starting salary
£51,098 per annum plus £6,335 London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
1 December 2023
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

UNISON is seeking an experienced procurement professional to lead their in-house procurement team.

This full-time, permanent role is based at UNISON’s national office in London, and offers an excellent package including competitive salary, final salary pension scheme, and opportunities for hybrid working.

You will run tenders and negotiate contracts, driving value for money across the organisation. You’ll be able to influence large-scale spend and also play a key role in applying UNISON’s ethical procurement standards to commercial relationships and helping develop policy on areas from environmental protection to modern slavery.

The ideal candidate will have current procurement experience, extensive experience of contract writing and interpretation, and be able to work across a broad range of categories.

You’ll be an effective communicator who can manage relationships at all levels with colleagues and suppliers, contribute to cross-departmental projects, and a competent manager committed to motivating others and building effective teams.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the application form. See also job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that only the general application form will be accepted.

Please email the completed application form along with Recruitment and Disability monitoring forms to g.haycock@unison.co.uk quoting the reference number of the job you are applying for: ORD/90

The closing date for completed applications is no later than 5pm on Friday 1st December 2023.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th December 2023.


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.

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