Contract and Procurement Officer
Location: Rochester, Kent
Salary  £28,000 – £30,000/annum
Job Type: Permanent


IPS International are looking to recruit a Contract and Procurement Officer to join the Contracts and Compliance Department.


IPS International has ambitious targets for expanding apprenticeship provision and for building a range of commercial income streams. We are looking for a talented, self-motivated individual to join the Contracts and Compliance team to maximise procurement tendering opportunities, maximise ESFA funding and ensure contractual compliance.

The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of Apprentice training and development, demonstrable knowledge of contracts in a semi-legal context and a track record of successful procurement through the tender writing process.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To generate and secure income for IPS International
  • To meet and exceed income targets
    Identify suitable funded procurement opportunities
  • Complete Expressions of Interest and Invitations to Tender for:
    – Government funded Apprenticeships
    and training
    –  Public Sector Apprenticeships and
    training, NHS, Councils
    – Levy employer Apprenticeships and
    –  Support Commercial Proposals for
    training delivery
  • Monitor tender tracking sites for appropriate training opportunities within our scope of supply
  • Monitor and maintain existing Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) approvals:
    – Crown Commercial Services
    – Department for Work and Pensions
    – Ministry of Justice
  • Maintain up to date course
    information on DPS sites:
  • Keep contractual requirements for funded training up to date and submitted on time:
  • ESFA contracts and submissions
    Subcontracting consultation and others in the future
  • Support tenders and bids for commercial and technical training
  • Maintain positive relationships with both customers and the business



  • Excellent literacy skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Excellent teamworking skills
  • Knowledge of contracts in a semi-legal context
  • Experienced in tender and bid writing
  • Detailed understanding of education and training
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • Result-oriented
  • Good financial understanding
  • Project management
  • Analytical and presentation skills


Educated to degree level or equivalent



As part of your initial application you will be asked to respond to three tender questions, a financial exercise and submit your completed answers with your full application.


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