Procurement Assistant

Procurement Assistant

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Who are we looking for?

We have an excellent opportunity for a Procurement Assistant to join team of 20 and provide advice, guidance and support to users on a range of procurement activities.  You will ensure compliance of procedures and processes within The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the cabinet office.

You will have strong time management skills with good attention to details and ability to prioritize workloads as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels. You will have an awareness of Public Sector Procurement principles and have good office/administration experience.

Job Description

What will you be responsible for?

  • Purchasing goods and services in line with UKAEA Procurement procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with OJEU regulations when assisting with procurements let under the regulations.
  • Supporting the Procurement Managers in maintaining supplier relationships
  • Maintaining data & databases in support of the Procurement function
  • Interacting with internal and external customers advising them on procurement procedures.
  • Collating  and preparing internal and external procurement reports
  • Promoting procurement policies, processes and systems

You may be required to undertake any other duties that are reasonable and commensurate with this role that may not be specifically referred to in the job description.


Essential Aptitudes and Experience

  • Good office/administration experience, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • 5 GCSE`s (two of which must be Maths & English Language)
  • Ability to handle and manipulate numeric data accurately to produce reports.
  • Awareness of Public Sector Procurement principles
  • Ability to use commercial information in buying to support decision making
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both written and oral and with people at all levels
  • Strong time management skills including the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary  
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives 
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies  
  • Emergency leave (paid) 
  • 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service 
  • Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)  
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme  
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme  
  • Relocation allowance (if eligible) 

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, with the support of our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10 minute walk from Culham Railway Station.  

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 12th of March. Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Type of Employment
Supply Chain
£23,464 to 25,030 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension