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Senior Commercial Officer - G4

Serious and organised crime is one of the gravest threats to the UK's national security. The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of the law enforcement response, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.
Commercial is a major corporate function in Government and getting the right commercial capability is at the heart of Civil Service Reform.
The NCA Commercial Department is on an exciting journey undertaking a period of rapid development, including the adoption of Government Commercial Function standards as well as a focus on finding ways to continuously improve.
The National Crime Agency has a national presence but working patterns must support business requirements.


Leading on procurement exercises to deliver strategic Departmental goals that conform to Departmental procurement policy and procedures and which comply fully with UK/EU procurement law;

Ensuring accurate, comprehensive and transparent commercial analysis, with recommendations to senior decision makers based on value and whole life costs that maintain full business ownership of the commercial outcomes

Developing and deliver procurement savings initiatives in collaboration with stakeholders

Effectively influence customers across the agency to deliver value for money, achieving savings targets and sustainable outcomes in the procurement of goods and services

Providing expert advice on commercial risk management and deliver mitigation plans / strategies to manage identified risks

Working with customers to develop their commercial capability.


Essential Criteria

Must be able to work from either London, Birmingham or Warrington

Behavioural criteria:

Making effective decisions

Communicating and Influencing

Technical criteria:

A good understanding of procurement law and public procurement regulations.

Ability to undertake medium complexity procurements using e-procurement tools plus experience of planning/project work and working to tight deadlines.

Track record in the delivery of cost savings or service level improvements and reporting against them.

Experience criteria:

Experience of effective stakeholder management.

Training & Qualifications

MCIPS (Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) minimum Level 4 or experience working within a commercial role (willing to work towards Level 6 MCIPS).

Desirable at Entry

Qualification or recognised accreditation in Project management (i.e. Prince 2 /MSP)


To apply for this position please submit your application as a Word document to include your CV as well as a written personal statement The personal statement should form the first page of your application and MUST include details of your suitability to the post by addressing how you meet the Technical criteria & Experience criteria (max 250 words per criteria) for this role. Please refer to the candidate information pack for further information.

This should be completed and submitted no later than 23:55pm, on the 4th of January 2021.


Should you be successful post interview you will be required to undergo and pass national security vetting. This can be intrusive and will include but not limited to, a drugs test, checking of personal data, interviews and further questions. You will also be required to disclose any existing business interests including directorships and voluntary work. If you already have SC clearance, you will also be required to disclose the level of clearance and with who. Please contact the lead recruiter before the closing date should you have any concerns about this mandatory part of the process.

Reasonable adjustment:

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, and / or would like to be considered for the guaranteed interview scheme you should:

Contact the lead recruiter as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs and tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Job Offer

£36,742. Roles based in London will also receive an additional London Weighting of £3,424.

As a Civil Service employee, you'll be entitled to a large range of benefits to include:

26 days' annual leave on entry, increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service

A competitive contributory pension scheme

Flexible working patterns

Excellent Learning & Development opportunities

Michael Page Finance
JN -082020-459774
Job Type
Salary and benefits
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£37000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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