Procurement Policy Manager

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Are you experienced in public sector procurement policy and compliance with excellent communication and influencing skills?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Procurement Policy Manager to join their team within the Procurement department. The team consists of circa 14 members and are responsible for all UKAEA procurement activities.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:

-Responsible for delivering the Procurement service in line with Procurement strategy, organisation strategies and objectives to the appropriate standards and legislation. This require building relationships and consulting with Procurement Managers and internal stakeholders to establish credibility and support
-Contribute with the Head of Procurement`s to ensure Government Commercial Operating standards are met
-Contribute (with Procurement Managers) to assist with the ever-changing Cabinet Office controls and ensure they are embedded into procurement teams knowledge base
-Implement policy best practice to feed into the Procurement Management tools
-Identify trends and new legislation and design initiatives to address these issues in conjunction with the Procurement Managers

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.


Knowledge skills and experience


– Experience or knowledge and understanding of Public Sector Procurement and use of OJEU
– Good interpersonal skills
– Excellent IT skills
– A good technical appreciation of Government Commercial rules and regulations
– Experience in compiling accurate and reliable reports and papers


– MCIPS qualified


Special requirements:
Selection Methods and Notes:
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

-Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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