Commercial Category Assistant - Apprentice

Crown Commercial Service · Competitive · Liverpool
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This is an exciting opportunity to begin a career in Commercial Procurement and Supply. In this role, you will work as part of a fast-paced Commercial team and also undertake the Level 4 Commercial Procurement & Supply Apprenticeship.

An Apprenticeship provides work-based, on the job training and development. The training is fully funded so it doesnt cost you anything and youll earn whilst you learn. They provide you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to be fully effective in a designated role. With very few exceptions, you dont need to have related work experience/ qualifications to apply.

Whats important throughout the Apprenticeship is that you put into practice what you learn, and capture evidence of this so your progress and increasing capability can be assessed.

We want you to get the most out of your Apprenticeship. To help you manage your learning well give you, over the duration of the Apprenticeship, a minimum of 20% of your paid working hours to focus on skills development. This means you wont be asked to study in your own time.

However, both the role and the Apprenticeship are very demanding and you will need to work hard. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of your Apprenticeship by submitting coursework, undertaking exams and presenting your work to others.

There is plenty of support and you will be part of a larger apprentice community and, where possible, well get you involved in apprenticeship related activities, so youll get to know people outside of your own team or Department.

Job description

These will include:

> Commercial Agreement Management - Support owners of Commercial Agreements through activities associated with the preparation and subsequent management of those agreements

> Activities include launch of new agreements e.g. development of promotional material, updating information on relevant systems and organizing events and in ensuring suppliers comply with the agreement terms

> Management Information - Ensure necessary and appropriate management information is provided by suppliers on our Commercial Agreements in a timely manner

> Supplier Assurance - Management of effective compliance and assurance of appropriate certification (e.g. cyber security) pertaining to our Commercial Agreements

> Customer Engagement - Supporting customers, effectively resolving issues and queries or promoting our Commercial Agreements

> To work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the immediate and wider teams to achieve their targets, and will support and engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

Responsibilities

Essential Criteria (to be assessed at interview stage):

> Able to work without close supervision with the ability to self-manage workloads including organising and prioritising workloads,

> Ability to work as part of a team whilst being proactive and self-motivated.

> IT Literate with the ability to acquire new IT skills.

> Ability to solve problems and build effective working relationships.

> Effective verbal and written communication skills to a range of audiences.

In addition to the above, you must:

> Not hold or be working towards a similar level or higher level qualification to the apprenticeship UNLESS this is in a significantly different subject/business area.

> Be aged 18 or over (there is no upper age limit).

> Have the permanent right to work in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK/EU/EA for 3 consecutive years before starting the apprenticeship.

> Have left full-time education by the time the apprenticeship starts and not be in receipt of funding for other learning programmes (including another apprenticeship)

> 5 GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent.

> 2 A-levels or equivalent

Please Note:

If you do not meet the above apprenticeship criteria, we cannot progress your application for this role and your application will not be considered.

Behaviours

Well assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Developing Self and Others
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing

Benefits

CCS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:

A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, home working and compressed hours.

Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.

An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.

Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.

Covid:

We also have the tools and tech to enable our people to work flexibly. Our entire team is currently working remotely due to COVID-19, despite this you will still be provided with full support from line management and co-workers alike to enable you to become confident in your new role and feel part of the CCS family

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Strengths.

Applications will be sifted in line with the essential criteria for the role. Success Profiles will be assessed at interview stage. Candidates who are successful at sift will be contacted as soon as possible following the closing date and advised of the interview process in more detail. The sift will commence WC 7th June and interviews will be held WC 21st June either at one of our offices or via video with interview times and dates to be confirmed. (Subject to change)

Complaints procedure:

Our recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Principles details of which can be found at http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact recruitment@crowncommercial.gov.uk in the first instance.

If you remain unsatisfied with the response you receive you can then contact the Civil Service Commission at info@csc.gov.uk

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

An Apprenticeship provides work-based, on the job training and development. The training is fully funded so it doesnt cost you anything and youll earn whilst you learn. They provide you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to be fully effective in a designated role. With very few exceptions, you dont need to have related work experience/ qualifications to apply.

Whats important throughout the Apprenticeship is that you put into practice what you learn, and capture evidence of this so your progress and increasing capability can be assessed.

We want you to get the most out of your Apprenticeship. To help you manage your learning well give you, over the duration of the Apprenticeship, a minimum of 20% of your paid working hours to focus on skills development. This means you wont be asked to study in your own time.

However, both the role and the Apprenticeship are very demanding and you will need to work hard. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of your Apprenticeship by submitting coursework, undertaking exams and presenting your work to others.

There is plenty of support and you will be part of a larger apprentice community and, where possible, well get you involved in apprenticeship related activities, so youll get to know people outside of your own team or Department.

Job description

These will include:

> Commercial Agreement Management - Support owners of Commercial Agreements through activities associated with the preparation and subsequent management of those agreements

> Activities include launch of new agreements e.g. development of promotional material, updating information on relevant systems and organizing events and in ensuring suppliers comply with the agreement terms

> Management Information - Ensure necessary and appropriate management information is provided by suppliers on our Commercial Agreements in a timely manner

> Supplier Assurance - Management of effective compliance and assurance of appropriate certification (e.g. cyber security) pertaining to our Commercial Agreements

> Customer Engagement - Supporting customers, effectively resolving issues and queries or promoting our Commercial Agreements

> To work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the immediate and wider teams to achieve their targets, and will support and engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

Responsibilities

Essential Criteria (to be assessed at interview stage):

> Able to work without close supervision with the ability to self-manage workloads including organising and prioritising workloads,

> Ability to work as part of a team whilst being proactive and self-motivated.

> IT Literate with the ability to acquire new IT skills.

> Ability to solve problems and build effective working relationships.

> Effective verbal and written communication skills to a range of audiences.

In addition to the above, you must:

> Not hold or be working towards a similar level or higher level qualification to the apprenticeship UNLESS this is in a significantly different subject/business area.

> Be aged 18 or over (there is no upper age limit).

> Have the permanent right to work in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK/EU/EA for 3 consecutive years before starting the apprenticeship.

> Have left full-time education by the time the apprenticeship starts and not be in receipt of funding for other learning programmes (including another apprenticeship)

> 5 GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent.

> 2 A-levels or equivalent

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