Assistant Procurement Business Partner - Hybrid and Flexible working options

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
£25,901- £28,779
28 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
Contract Type

Working with us:

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – as long as you’re able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 1-2 days a week and attend our regular team meetings in person, we embrace a hybrid working model as much as possible.

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with. We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

About the role:

Do you want to develop and progress your career and help shape procurement? If so, this is a great opportunity to join us to make a difference and support our commercial growth plan.

We're looking for a forward thinking, resilient and self-motivated individual with experience of procurement and good interpersonal and administrative skills with a desire to shape something better.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Procurement team as we implement our new five year commercial strategy to improve the services we deliver for our customers. Our vision is to be 'a problem solving, easy to work with business partner that adds value and benefits through a considered risk approach to deliver the needs of the business.'

Our purpose is to be 'a professional and trusted business partner that is engaged with the business to drive the right commercial outcomes through proportional processes.  Ensuring value is driven throughout the commercial lifecycle.'

In this role you'll develop and grow your capability whilst creating something that enhances the environment and the communities in which we work.

You'll be working flexibly with diverse customers, mainly in our Digital / IT and Facilities Management Teams to deliver procurement activity whilst supporting our Business Partners to provide an added value and problem solving service throughout the procurement lifecycle.

About you:

  • Ideally with experience in procurement activities and supplier management from previous roles
  • Personal resilience and a track record in delivering successful projects
  • An influencer and decision maker who has good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player with an ability to self-manage, prioritise a high-volume workload and work at pace to achieve outcomes
  • A desire to have or be working towards a professional qualification in the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • A drive to deliver and also develop your own skills and experience in procurement activities 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive. We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

Other essential information


Application closing date: Thursday 11th August 2022

Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements. 

Changes to the UK’s Immigration following the UK’s departure from the EU

Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.

EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply.  Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.

EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.  This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021.  If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply. 

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.

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