Team Leader

3 days left

North Ayrshire Council
£38,842.02 - £41,217.12 per year
15 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile


Responsibility for the development, communication and implementation of all procurement policies and procedures including but not limited to the Council’s Procurement Manual, Community Benefits Policy and Codes of Financial Practice. To manage the accounts payable and electronic procurement teams. To represent the Council at meetings with external bodies.


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To manage/deliver the Service in accordance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures and relevant strategy provision.
  • To manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Council’s Strategic Priorities within the Council Plan and contributes to the production of Directorate Plans.
  • To manage and monitor Capital and Revenue budgets as assigned and contribute to budget development.
  • To lead, or contribute to, the preparation of cross-service business development plans, as required.
  • To ensure the effective management and leadership of employees, where appropriate.
  • To prepare and co-ordinate reports for the Council, its Committees or working parties and to attend these meetings as required.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To develop, communicate and implement all procurement policies and procedures.                                                                                                                                          
  • To develop, communicate and provide reports and guidance in respect of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.
  • To monitor compliance with all relevant procurement legislation.
  • To support and contribute to improving the Council's procurement capability including supporting the national Procurement Capability Improvement Programme.
  • To provide regular reports to the Head of Service, Executive Director, CMT and Cabinet on the development of new policies and compliance with legislation.
  • To promote the Community Benefits in Procurement agenda.
  • To lead and manage the Accounts Payable (AP) and electronic Procurement teams.
  • To identify best practice AP and e Procurement tools and techniques.  
  • To assist with the transition to a replacement Financial Management System including staff communication, guidance notes and training.







Education and Qualifications

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS)   
  • Relevant Degree   
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Substantial experience of the procurement process.
  • Experience of leading and participating in cross functional teams.     


  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of EU Procurement Legislation and the of the Procurement Reform Scotland Act 2014.     
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement initiatives such as Scotland Excel, Procurement Scotland.
  • Knowledge of electronic procurement processes and systems.   
  • Knowledge of the Procurement Capability Improvement Programme.
  • Knowledge of Community Benefits in Procurement.
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead teams and delegate accordingly.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise.
  • Ability to handle conflict effectively.
  • IT skills such as Microsoft Word. Excel.
  • Able to develop strong and constructive relationships across all Services at all levels.  
  • Must be conscientious and flexible.    


  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Able to travel throughout Scotland as required.     
  • Willing to work outwith normal hours if required.     
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.