Procurement Officer- Estates

£31000 - £40000 per annum

Job description

Job Title: Procurement Officer- Estates

Salary: Up to £40,000 DOE

Location: Greater Manchester

Morgan Hunt are proud to be working in partnership with The University of Manchester to recruit for a full-time, Permanent Procurement Officer for the Universities Estates Department. As part of a dynamic team of 8 you will work on some of the largest major capital projects in the country and will also work collaboratively to maintain and also develop one of the most prestigious University campuses in the United Kingdom which is about to receive £1 billion pounds worth of investment.

The successful candidate will be a key member in a busy office providing professional support to senior colleagues and a service to diverse users across the University. You will be committed to providing excellent service to the highest standards and will relish the opportunity to be part of some the universities most important ventures.

Overall Purpose of the Job

The successful applicant will assist the client to follow best procurement practice and ensure that value for money is achieved as part of specific projects/tenders and within categories of spend.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties

  • Lead and manage tenders to ensure that they are compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations (where required) and consistent with the clients Financial Regulations
  • Work with, develop and maintain a variety of systems within the Central Procurement Office (CPO) including for example: the web pages, tender software, efficiency reporting and contracts databases.
  • Develop and maintain contacts
  • Ensure Client concerns are adequately registered
  • Identify and provide training for colleagues involved in procurement activity
  • Other such duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Procurement.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Sound experience of procurement work above clerical/administrative activity.
  • Computer literacy including in the use of MS Office with advanced level experience with Excel and Access programs
  • Understanding, and direct experience, of use of the Public Contracts Regulations

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge of Oracle Financial.
  • Experience of HE or another public sector environment.
  • MCIPS qualified


  • 29 days annual leave Bank Holidays
  • 35 Core working hours with flexibility depending on workload
  • Hybrid Working- 2 days per week in office
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Fantastic pension offering- Currently 9.8% employee's contribution, with employer's contribution being 21.4%.
  • Opportunity for progression- This opportunity is available to due to several promotions within the current team
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • Staff Recognition scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans for Public Transport


With an office based in the heart of the iconic campus the facilities on offer are unmatched, with access to Campus amenities that include:

  • Over 30 independent Food stalls and other dining facilities on campus,
  • Student Union
  • Barbers/ Hairdressers
  • State of the art sports facilities with aquatics centre
  • Over 80 health and fitness classes take place around campus every week, including exercises such as Thai Bo and belly dancing
  • On-site Library
  • Art Gallery
  • Regular exhibitions at the Centre for Music and Arts

To register your interest in this fantastic Procurement Officer opportunity based in Greater Manchester please apply or call Alex on Morgan Hunt on 0161 83 83 636 today.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Alex Guy
Education Recruitment Team
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