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Procurement Business Partner - Hybrid

Historic England
£30,155 - £32,000 (GBP) per annum plus generous benefits
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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Job Description


We are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

Historic England are seeking a Procurement Business Partner to join our team.

Using a business partnering approach, provide contract management and procurement support and advice to our buyers.

Provide support to the Procurement Senior Manager in ensuring that procurement activity complies with applicable legislation; Cabinet Office, DCMS and HE policy; and best practice in order to deliver commercial and social value for the heritage sector.

What you will be doing

Business Partnering

Work with buyers to develop a clear pipeline for procurements across the organisation and to embed understanding of procurement processes and policies within the organisation, through planned training programmes.

Provide advice, coaching and support to buyers on individual procurements.

Contract Management

Undertake contract management for centralised contracts and frameworks to ensure service is delivered.

Undertake analysis of spend and contract data to identify opportunities for achieving better value for public money across the organisation.


Manage and assist with the administration of the electronic tendering portal

Oversee the advertising and reporting of contractual opportunities and awards to ensure full compliance with the government transparency agenda.

Ensure the procurement contract database remains accurate and complete.

Act as first point of escalation for suppliers, providing assistance with our electronic tendering portal, escalating where necessary.

Supervise the Deputy Procurement Business Partner, training and developing colleagues and working closely with HR on all people matters.  Ensure organisational behaviours and values are upheld and promoted and ensure our legal obligations and the expectations set out in our policies are met.

Who we are looking for

1.     Problem Solving - Excellent problem solving experience

2.     Communication - Able to explain complex processes to users

3.     Relationship management and Partnership working - Partnership experience and team building/rapport skills

4.     Technological literacy- Specifically with finance and procurement systems and Excel

5.     Results Seeking - Work with little supervision and be self-motivated, understanding when to ask for advice and assistance.

Perks and benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home option
  • Retirement benefits
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Additional parental leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid emergency leave
  • Extra holiday
  • Sabbatical Opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Payroll giving
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Team social events
  • Team lunches
  • Extracurricular clubs
  • Cycle to work scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We are an inclusive employer and believe that flexible working options are for everyone. We want to make sure our working arrangements don’t prevent anyone from joining us because of their personal circumstances. We also want to provide you with the best balance in your home and work life that we can.

We are open to considering options including job sharing, part-time working, compressed hours working and different working locations, including hybrid working. Please visit our jobs pages or contact us to find out more.

Why work for Historic England

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 26% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at [email protected] if you have any recruitment queries. 

To ensure a fair and inclusive recruitment process for everyone the use of AI or automated tools is not permitted.

Provisional interview dates: week commencing 06th and 07th March 2024

For a full copy of the job description, please follow the link;


We're the public body that champions and protects England's historic places.\

What We Do

We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.

We protect, champion and save the places that define who we are and where we've come from as a nation. We care passionately about the stories they tell, the ideas they represent and the people who live, work and play among them.

Working with communities and specialists we share our passion, knowledge and skills to inspire interest, care and conservation, so everyone can keep enjoying and looking after the history that surrounds us all.

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