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Purchasing Assistant

Contract Permanent
Hours 18.5 hours per week
Salary / pay £15,807 - £16,491
Closing date Monday 22 January 2018 at 10am
Interview date Monday 29 January 2018
Department Finance

Job summary

Due to retirement of the current post holder, an opportunity has arisen for a highly organised individual with excellent attention to detail, to support the Financial Services team. The post will mainly help administer payments to the Council’s suppliers. This will include creating orders within the Council’s finance system, inputting the details of invoices from suppliers and reconciling invoice details to existing orders. This requires accurate and timely data processing skills as well as good communication skills. A significant part of the post will involve liaising with other members of the Financial Services team as well as the wider Council.

The post will be based at the Town Hall in Penrith. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and conscientious team within the Council. It would suit someone with previous experience of supplier payments and purchase ledger systems.

Job description

Purchasing Assistant job description (PDF: 848Kb / 5 pages)

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All applications must be made on the Council's standard application form and CVs will not be considered. No agencies please.

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Recruitment process

In order to ensure fair and open recruitment processes we are;

  • unable to accept CVs in lieu of, or as part of, an application of employment and
  • unable to maintain a database of potential candidates so cannot accept or store applications or CV's submitted on a speculative basis.

Candidates who canvass Council Members or Senior Officers will be disqualified.

Equal opportunities

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