Procurement Business Partner – Jet Decommissioning

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

The procurement team is currently looking for a talented and driven Procurement Business Partner to provide support to the wider team. You will help to ensure compliance with Public Sector Procurement regulations and coordinate multiple projects across the organisation.

You will help to achieve the organisational goals by ensuring UKAEA is compliant with European Commission and UK directives for procurement in the public sector, helping the organisation in the achievement of its own milestones and also impacting the achievement of BEIS targets and milestones. In addition, you will be expected to actively mentor and develop new starters, helping them with their learning, and supporting them in delivering a first-class procurement service to the organisation.

You will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, obtaining, and inspecting goods and services to enable the daily operations of the business.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate excellent verbal and writing skills and ideally have obtained an MCIPS qualification or you are willing to study towards it.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Managing projects and  working in order to deliver required results within specification, time and cost parameters.
  • Checking/signing off work completed by others in their area of specialism to ensure quality and  consistency.
  • Coaching and supervising others in their field of expertise in order to develop overall capability CPM.
  • Setting and monitoring standards within own area to establish and maintain best practice and quality. Identify opportunities for improvements and propose solutions in order to contribute to continuous improvement within UKAEA.
  • Communicating with a range of UKAEA colleagues to ensure a shared understanding of work requirements and progress.
  • Coordinating and working to deliver projects.
£43,396 to £51,293 (inclusive of £5,000 if fully MCIPS qualified) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
JET Decommissioning
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please note that we will contact you within 7-10 working days with updates regarding your application status.

Salary: £43,396 to £46,293(+ £5,000 if fully MCIPS qualified) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension.

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 or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing 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.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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