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Purchasing Officer


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| Starting salary £20,222 per annum | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

This is a permanent position, working within the Community Care Purchasing team covering the South Kent Coast & Thanet area. It is an exciting role for a confident, proactive and positive individual, working within Adult Social Care.

The role will involve a wide range of purchasing tasks that involve arranging community care packages for older people and people with physical disabilities, and requires excellent administration, organisational and communication skills. You will be able to deal with issues of a confidential and sensitive nature appropriately. You will be confident in communicating regularly with domiciliary care agencies, staff, clients, managers and professionals, and prioritise your work.

You will have excellent IT skills as tasks include inputting, updating, modifying and retrieving data on systems and running reports. The ability to problem-solve is essential as there is a need to investigate and resolve payment queries.

You will be confident, flexible, able to work well within a busy team and prioritise your workload. You will be able to travel around the county in a timely manner if required.

Full induction and training will be given.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Alison Welsh on 03000 417328.

Interview date(s): 2nd October 2019

Closing date: 24th September 2019

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