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Procurement Lead

  • Employer - North Star Housing Group
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Procurement
  • Location: - Stockton on Tees
  • Salary - Competitive
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Sunday, 26 March 2023

Job Description

As a part of our commitment to flexible working, we have hybrid working arrangements 

What are we looking for?  

If you’ve a passion for Procurement and the delivery of outstanding services, then read on.  This role is central to supporting the business control our cost base, mitigate risk in our supply chain and importantly deliver social value in our communities. 

This role focuses upon managing our procurement function and providing a framework to support robust contract management across the business.   We want you to demonstrate your experience outlining how you’ve added value in previous procurement roles.  This is an opportunity to showcase your ability as someone who genuinely makes a difference, capable of providing great outcomes for customers and colleagues. 

It’s not essential that you have worked within the Housing sector, but if you’ve a strong record of delivering a customer centric procurement function backed up with an analytical mindset, get in touch.  You’ll be joining us at an exciting time as we start to review our approach and respond to the requirements of the Procurement Bill 2022-23. 

The requirements of the role can be both fast-paced and challenging; but if you’re committed to progressing your career in an organisation that values its people, this could be the role you’ve been waiting for. 

If you’d like to find out more and have an informal discussion, contact Andrew Carlton on 07921 455931. 

Closing Date for Applications remains open until a suitable shortlist can be made.   

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion-Different Together

At North Star, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are part of our DNA.  Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates difference.  It fuels our innovation and connects us even closer to customers and communities.

We are keen to reflect the communities we serve and welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experience.  We are committed to tackling issues of under representation in our staff team. As such we will guarantee an interview to any candidate who, has a disability, or considers themselves to be from an ethnic minority background and meets the essential criteria of the role.

We can provide all recruitment material in any format, this includes accepting written applications, as well as on-line. We will also make any reasonable adjustments necessary to help candidates participate in our recruitment processes



What is North Star?

North Star operates across the North East and North Yorkshire. We build and manage 4,000 units of high-quality, affordable housing including specialist supported housing. We are committed to creating homes and building futures as well as investing in people at every level. 

Polaris also called the “North Star” is a constant in the sky. It’s more than just a single star; it’s a natural beacon that’s been used to navigate for centuries. It provides direction to those who are lost and without any other form of conventional navigation. Stars shine, and we look to them for guidance and inspiration. Our Organisation is full of North Star’s’. Bright people who sparkle, achieving great things, and rising stars who shatter expectations, raise the bar, and are great to be around.

What is good about working at North Star?

We are award winning, growing, leading the way with new approaches and thriving as a business. We were the first Housing Association in England to attain Investors in People Platinum standard, which we hold until 2023.  

In 2020 we undertook our first Institute of Customer Service (ICS) benchmarking survey, customers told us we deliver an outstanding experience.  Customers scored North Star 83/100, exceeding the UKCSI with specific praise for our reputation, ethics, experience, and competence of staff.

In 2021 we were named UK employer of the year in The Housing Heroes and Investors in People Platinum awards

We are proud of what we have achieved, as its hard work. We do it because it makes North Star strong and ensures that we can do the very best for and with our customers.

We have a flexible approach to work, developed by our full staff team. Dependent on your role, you can work from any office, your home, or another location. However, for two days a week you will locate yourself at your place of work. This helps us to maintain our relational culture.

We only employ exceptional people and invest significantly in the development of everyone. People are at the centre of the business, supported by a culture of relational leadership where everyone has a strong voice and influence.

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