Commercial Assurance Manager - Flexible Working Available

Hastings, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Swansea, Westminster
01 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020
Contract Type

About the job Summary

Are you someone who can work strategically?

Can you use your superb communication skills to engage with others?

Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference?

If so, then we have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual join us, and we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

As a Procurement Assurance Manager, you will be responsible for providing assurance and commercial leadership. You will support and provide expert advice to Directors, governance bodies and partners across the DfT group. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues in the department and our Arms- Length bodies such as Highways England and Network Rail.

If successful, you will deliver an end to end assurance model from Business Case review, following this through the procurement lifecycle, including the hand-over into contract management.


Roles and Responsibilities

- Leading procurement assurance of Tier 3 procurement projects (£100k – up to £50m) across the Group

- Advising and providing assurance to various governance Boards on assurance matters

- Managing the secretariat function supporting the operation of the Commercial Assurance Board (CAB)

- Providing expert advice to our Investment Portfolio Decision Committee (IPDC) and other governance Boards

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached role profile

Additional Information

Due to COVID 19 we are currently working remotely, if successful you will be provided with IT equipment so you can carry out your duties.

Once usual service commences, you will be required to travel 2-3 times a month. This may include some overnight stays, you will be provided with full notice of this.

About you

To become successful in the role you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, enabling you to connect with colleagues and partners effectively. Presenting information to others ensuring your message is clear and understood.

We are seeking someone who is strategically driven and has a keen eye for detail, managing and calculating risks to ensure a positive end result. You can work flexibly and is dedicated to ensuring delivery targets are met.

We want to support you with your development, we will help you to gain a relevant qualification whilst in post.

About us

Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’. Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:

Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate

Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning

Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other

These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.

We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Everyone is involved in making DfT an inclusive and great place to work. We actively promote a flexible approach to working whilst giving our staff opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential.

We are different people, one team.