Procurement Officer (Maternity Cover) - Exeter

Procurement Officer (MAT Cover) – Grade F (£29,174 – £32,798)

Work Location: Exeter  

Appointment type: Full Time (Flexibility for the right candidate)

Job term: Fixed Term to cover maternity leave

Required from: October/November 2022

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 24th August 2022

Interview Date: Friday 2nd September2022

The Ted Wragg Trust is an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.

Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.

The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum. Our caring and inspirational team, work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our central team on a temporary basis as our Procurement Officer.  The post is advertised on a 37 hours per week basis, all-year round, however, both elements are open to flexibility for the right candidate.

This is an important role within our team, with a strong focus on building effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure we achieve best value and excellent partnership working. The position is based in our Finance office in Cranbrook, but will involve some travel to our academies and to work with our wider central team – Estates, HR and IT colleagues.  Elements of hybrid working are possible.

The post-holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally but not essential, be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.   You will have experience in the procurement of a complex entity including managing tender processes, contract negotiation, sourcing products and achieving value for money.

You will be an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing with meticulous attention to detail.  You will have experience of using finance and procurement systems and demonstrate your ability to analyse accounting and procurement information.   The post-holder should have a flexible and forward-thinking approach to problem solving.   You will also have excellent time management and organisational skills, work well as part of a service orientated team and be decisive, solutions-focused with the ability to prioritise a varied workload.

This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking organisation where you will be supported to succeed.

About you:

  • Committed to education, with the passion and motivation to work hard in providing an excellent service for the Trust and its stakeholders.
  • A highly organised and a confident communicator
  • Have a good working knowledge of IT including Microsoft packages and management systems
  • Thrive in a busy environment supporting across a number of areas showing resilience and exceptional team working ability
  • Be helpful with outstanding customer service skills
  • Have the ability to build positive relationships with all staff throughout the Trust
  • Be adaptive in an ever-changing environment
  • Be willing to complete additional training

In return we can offer:

  • A varied support role within our growing multi-academy trust of 13 schools.
  • 24 days annual leave plus Bank holidays (four additional days after five years)
  • CPD / networking opportunities with colleagues across the Trust.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Free on-site parking

If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.  For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact

All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to by 9am on the closing date.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Ted Wragg Trust website

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.