Purchasing Assistant

26856.00 - 28440.00 GBP Annual + (Scale 6)
12 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Purchasing Assistant


Scale 6 - GBP26,856 - GBP28,440

Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week

The role of Purchasing Assistant within Children and Families Service has been created to provide administrative support to the Placement Management unit and to support the procurement of accommodation and packages of support for young people. The role involves, regular communication with health and social care professionals and private/voluntary sector providers. This role also includes recording, monitoring and reporting accurate information.

You will have a flexible and "can-do" approach to work with the ability to adapt to ever changing demands. You will be highly organised and efficient with the ability to produce work of a high standard within set timescales.

As well as being able to work efficiently as part of a team, you should be proactive and able to use your own initiative.

You will have excellent IT and good communication skills with the confidence to challenge others appropriately.

This role requires the ability to plan, organise and deliver workloads to timetables and tight deadlines with good oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of working in a support function of a busy finance department and good acumen for working with computerised accounting systems in general and purchase ledgers.

Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If the opportunity of working here excites you, visit our website via the button below to apply.

Please include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing Date: 26th April 2018

Interviews: To be advised

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.

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