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Head of Procurement

University for the Creative Arts

Location: Farnham
Salary: £56,587 to £61,819 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 3rd December 2021
Job Ref: 21-FINA067-0628-2

UCA is the No.1 Specialist Creative University in the Guardian League Table 2021.

As the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, UCA has been producing exceptional graduates for the creative industries worldwide for more than 150 years. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, and Maidstone, as well as through distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.  

As well as enjoying an international reputation for its HE provision, UCA is unique in that it helps students make a career in one of the most dynamic, significant and fastest-growing sectors of the economy. We are ideally positioned to lead the way and provide the talent for a new-look future, and we hope that you’ll bring your skillset to our cause – creating the perfect environment for the next generation of creatives, entrepreneurs and makers to thrive.  

Role: Head of Procurement                                                                                    

Location: Farnham

Full Time: 36.25 hours per week 

Salary: £56,587 - £61,819 per annum                                                        

Ref:  21-FINA067-0628-2 

Our focus is on being a world-leading creative arts university where both staff and students are recognised by industry as the leading source of graduates in creative arts, technologies and business is at the very core of UCA’s vision, making explicit our commitment to providing the skills and talents required by the creative arts and industries in the 21st Century. 

We are looking for an exceptionally skilled individual who can map out a clear and sustainable direction for the procurement function to both support and enable the growing success of the University. 

The right candidate will be a leader people want to follow and will drive forward the procurement transformation with responsibility for the strategy, governance, regulatory compliance, insurances and the delivery of the provision of procurement services and guidance across the University.  

The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Finance. As a member of the finance senior management team, they will assist in the review and implementation of the operational and finance strategies, whilst taking the lead on the development and delivery of the University’s Procurement and Commercial plans. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing collaborative initiatives with other geographically located institutions. 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead, shape and development procurement services at the University and if you would like to have an informal discussion to learn more about the role please contact Clare O’Driscoll at CODriscoll@uca.ac.uk

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website https://jobs.ucreative.ac.uk  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd December 2021.  Please note UCA may close a vacancy early in the event of high numbers of applications being received.  

First Interviews will be held 13th December followed by Second Interviews on 16th/17th December 2021. 

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all sections of society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University. 

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