Location
Renfrewshire
Job Function
Finance
Salary Details
£18,626 per annum
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
25 Aug 2022

About The Role

Purchasing Assistant
Location: Paisley (hybrid role between office and home)
Contract type: Fixed-term contract until 30th June 2023
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £18,626 per annum


About the role

We are looking for a driven Purchasing Assistant to join our Finance, Planning and Resources department in Paisley. 
In this fast-paced and versatile role, you will be provided with on-going support and training to help you achieve new career goals while playing a key role within a global humanitarian organisation.

You will be responsible for delivery of a high-quality purchasing service which includes maintenance of suppliers & purchasing catalogues, requisitions, managing stock and assets using the Purchasing Systems for the organisation including mobile telecommunications. 
You will ensure that all services are delivered efficiently and effectively ensuring best value at all times. You will work within the agreed policies, processes and framework of a controlled environment.   
 
 

About the team

The Purchasing team forms part of the finance operations team at the Service Support Centre. The team sit within the Purchase to Pay function working collaboratively to deliver a high-quality purchase to pay service for the organisation.   
The team are responsible for the delivery of a high-quality purchasing service which includes maintenance of suppliers & purchasing catalogues, creating requisitions, managing stock and assets using the Purchasing system(s) for the organisation including mobile telecommunications.  
 
 

About the person

With previous experience in a support or administrative role in an office, you have excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with and influence a wide range of stakeholders. 

Working in a fast-paced finance function with numeric meticulous attention to detail, as the successful candidates you will have:
  • English and Mathematics at Higher level or equivalent
  • An aptitude for IT - knowledge of software packages e.g. Excel and Word
  • Experience of creating and implementing administrative systems / procedures is a plus
  • Working with a purchase to pay purchase order process would be advantageous
  • Ability to collect and record a range of information e.g. statistics, user feedback
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Good accuracy and attention to detail when dealing with figures and data




Closing date for application is 23.59 on Thursday 25th August 2022 with interviews to follow soon after.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at recruitment@redcross.org.uk quoting reference #5493

Need help completing your application or supporting statement? Please read our useful “Candidate Application Guidance” document in the “Additional Information” link.


 


We offer a wide range of staff benefits; these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) - pro rata for part-time and fixed-term roles
  • Flexible working policy
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave

A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. 

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. 
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linkedin - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. 

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