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Contracts & Procurement Officer

Teach First


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Teach First as a Contracts and Procurement Officer and drive educational equality through strategic procurement and contract management


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East Midlands (Nottingham); East of England (Norwich); London; North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne); North West (Manchester); South Coast (Bournemouth); South East (Kent); South West (Bristol); West Midlands (Birmingham); Yorkshire & The Humber - Leeds

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In-person- Nottingham United Kingdom,Norwich United Kingdom,London United Kingdom

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Teach First is an inspiring organisation with a bold vision: to build a fair education for all children, regardless of their background. By tackling educational inequality, Teach First is making strides towards a world where every child's potential is unlocked. As part of this passionate team, you'll be at the forefront of a movement that is shaping the future of education in the UK.

Role Summary:

  • Support the procurement and management of high-value contracts.
  • Lead the reporting process for significant Government contracts, ensuring effective communication with funders.
  • Play a crucial role in the success and compliance of complex contract operations within the organisation.

Role Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Proven experience in building and managing relationships at a senior level.
  • Ability to monitor delivery and hold area leads accountable.
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation, and time management abilities.
  • Keen attention to detail and a positive approach to problem-solving.
  • Must be able to undergo a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Right to work in the UK, with necessary documentation.


  • 27 days holiday per annum plus holiday shutdown.
  • Pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 6%.
  • Life assurance, income protection, and private healthcare.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as dental membership, health screening, and gym discounts.

Teach First is committed to building a fair education for all, unlocking the potential in all children – not just some. We are making progress every day, but we need your help to take on this big challenge.

The role of Contracts and Procurement Officer sits within the Governance department and is part of the Legal, Contracts and Procurement Team. You will support the procurement and contract management of high-value contracts and also lead on reporting content and process for large Government contracts. This role is vital in ensuring the success of these complex contracts and is instrumental in driving the reporting process to ensure strong and effective reports are provided to funders.

We are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communications with proven ability to communicate across audiences. Experience of building and managing relationships at a senior level and with sensitivity is essential. You should have experience of monitoring delivery and helping to hold individual area leads to account. Excellent organisational, prioritisation, planning and time management skills are required, along with a great attention to detail and a positive approach to problem solving.

Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day), participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As You Earn and the option to buy annual leave.

Please note, all roles require that the successful applicant and Teach First make a joint application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a background check. This role requires a Basic DBS check. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude you from appointment. This role is based within the UK and every employee is required to supply the appropriate documents to prove that they have the right to work in the UK before and where applicable throughout their employment with Teach First.


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