Procurement Systems Assistant (Apprentice)

  • Job Reference: 61446 FNHE
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: Norfolk County Council
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  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Salary: £19,312 to £21,748
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time, Contract

Job Description

Are you interested in learning more about supporting, developing and improving systems? Are you someone who is well organised and enjoys investigating and problem solving?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Procurement Systems team as an Apprentice Procurement Systems Assistant. A willingness to learn, great attention to detail, good customer service skills, flexibility in your approach to daily tasks and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Sharepoint, Teams etc) will all be essential for the successful candidate.

This role will involve working with the Procurement Systems Specialist to maintain and develop the Council’s procurement systems, such as Oracle Purchasing and bespoke Contract Register, dealing with support calls and some data analysis and monitoring. 

You will be working with colleagues across NCC and our system/support providers (currently Velocity, EIS, Oracle Support Network and punchout suppliers) to develop and maintain systems, and to investigate and resolve issues.

Within the Norfolk Development Academy (NDA), you’ll work to support managers and consultants in the L&D team in providing a wide range of training materials and events while also actively participating in a structured programme of apprenticeship training yourself. The NDA works across the Council to provide learning and development solutions for core skills, leadership and management development, apprenticeships, digital learning and professional career families.

This post is aligned to the Apprenticeship Standard of Improvement Technician – Level 3. It is expected that you would not normally take longer than 12 - 18 months to complete the training and the level of responsibility, complexity of work and pay in this role will increase as the individual’s knowledge and skills increases.

You must show commitment to studying and attend all training throughout the apprenticeship, and time will be provided for this during working hours.







All our office based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich.

Our technology platform and equipment is first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.