Sustainable Procurement Business Partner

About You
Are you looking for an opportunity to make sustainable change and influence to make a difference?
Do you want to drive things forward?
Do you enjoy working with variety of teams?
If so, read on......
Are you passionate about the delivery of sustainable procurement? Do you want to be able to influence the achievement of sustainable procurement outcomes?  If yes, we have an exciting role as part of our expanding team to develop and embed how we deliver our new sustainability plan and objectives within our procurements opportunities. 
This provides an opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders.  So you will be a great communicator who is able to listen, interpret the needs of the business whilst being able to influence to achieve the right sustainable and commercial outcomes using your experience.
You’ll be preferably CIPS qualified or progressing towards its achievement (we can support you on this).  Having significant experience within sustainable procurement including tackling modern slavery through supply chains and being able to ensure social value sits at the heart of the services we deliver.
The role gives a great opportunity to embed sustainability within our contracts and help to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas. 
You will need to self-sufficient and importantly be able to work as part of a supportive Procurement team and to be able to inspire team members.

About The Role
Our new business plan has ensure sustainability as a core objective to be at the heart of our activities. 
Use your expertise to provide sustainable procurement advice to colleagues across the organisation and to make a difference by improving both the organisations and the team’s understanding, capability and maturity on sustainable procurement.
Our purpose is to be ‘a professional and trusted business partner that is engaged with the business to drive the right sustainable outcomes through proportional processes.  Ensuring value is driven throughout the commercial lifecycle.’
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!
To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.
Role location: Hybrid working (on average 2 days working out of our Mansfield office)

Application closing date: 19 May 2024
Sifting date: 21 May 2024
Interviews: 31 May 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:

  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of approximately 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it's full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 03/05/2024
  • Rate: £41,083 - £50,212
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0296
  • Posted: 2024-05-03 15:04:03 -

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