Procurement Officer

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Employment Type Full time We will consider part-time, flexible working, or job-share applications.
Location Hybrid · United Kingdom (multiple locations) England · Manchester
Salary Up to £34,219 (GBP) Salary will be pro-rata for part time hours.
Team Finance and procurement
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 3:40pm, 1st Jul 2024 BST

Job Description

About us

We are Britain’s national equality regulator and a United Nations accredited ‘A status’ national human rights institution.

We uphold people’s rights without fear or favour. We use the full force of our legal powers to defend people from unfair or unequal treatment and to challenge breaches of the law. We advise on developing laws and provide guidance, training and support to enable compliance.

We bring people together to create change. We work with employers, governments and a wide range of organisations, to promote understanding of equality and human rights and we support them to make improvements in practice.

Our strategy for 2022-25 gives us a strong platform to show that we will use our powers to protect and promote equality and human rights, and that we have identified the main challenges in society where we can make a difference in our role as a regulator.

Overview of the role and responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Officer to support all procurement work across the Commission. You will be based in the Finance and Procurement Team in the Corporate Services Network. You will need to work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues across the Commission in England, Scotland and Wales to ensure successful delivery against challenging timeframes.

Our Senior Associates have many opportunities for autonomy and responsibility, contributing to the success of specialist areas of work. You will be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision and oversight from senior colleagues and be keen to continue to hone your judgement and professional/technical skills, taking pride in your work and supporting/developing others.

You will need to fulfil this role in a way that is in keeping with our values of fairness, dignity and respect, and display a high degree of flexibility, accountability and initiative.

Reporting to and supported by the Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for supporting all procurement work across the Commission. As such, you will need to have recent experience of working in procurement to fulfil your duties.

This role is central to the team’s ability to manage the procurement requirements across the Commission. It enables decisions to be taken at the right level in line with our scheme of delegation and provides essential support for prioritising and managing procurement activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The full list of Knowledge, Skills and Experience required for the role can be found in the Candidate Pack.


In return you can expect to receive a competitive salary, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (full time FTE) and access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme and partnership pension schemes.

We will provide investment in your career, giving you access to Civil Service Learning, our peer learning programme, specialist training and mentoring.  

We offer a range of family friendly benefits, such as enhanced parental leave, flexible working including non-contractual hybrid working.

You will also have access to our wellbeing offering, including our employee assistance programme, mental health supporters, health checks, discount gym membership and retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and other salary sacrifice options. In addition, we have a range of staff networks and social groups.

How to apply

For this role, please submit your CV, along with a statement outlining your suitability for the position. Your statement should be no more than 500 words. Please submit your statement in the same Word document as your CV.

We will use your CV and statement to assess your knowledge, skills and experience against the criteria in the Candidate Pack, which will help us decide whether to invite you to the next stage of the recruitment process.

We will be continuously reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate. While there is no official closing date, we encourage interested individuals to apply at their earliest convenience to ensure consideration.

If you encounter any problems with Applied or have a question about the recruitment process, please contact Becky Roberts, HR & Recruitment Officer,  

Disability Confident Leader

As a Disability Confident Leader, the Equality and Human Rights Commission offers an interview for people with disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004) and who meet the minimum criteria for this appointment.

Where high numbers of applications are received, the candidates that best meet the minimum criteria for the role may only be invited to interview. If you wish to apply for consideration under this scheme, please complete the appropriate section on the online application form. This will enable us to make the appropriate arrangements, if necessary.

If you require an alternative accessible version of the application form or wish to discuss your application or reasonable adjustment – please contact us by email at or by telephone on 0161 829 8100

Diversity in our workforce

At the Commission, we are proud of our respectful workplace that values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background.  We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone to ensure we achieve a balanced representation in our workforce in all grades.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 1st Jul 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 1st Jul 2024