Sustainable Procurement Advisor

Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester (GB)
£19,485 to £21,220
19 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
02 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sustainable Procurement Advisor
Grade and Salary Band:
Grade 4 (£19,485 to £21,220)
Advert closing date: 02 May 2017
Location/City: Manchester
Contract type: Fixed Term
Average weekly working hours: 35.00
End date or duration:12 Months

The Sustainable Procurement Advisor will work as part of the Procurement Department within Financial & Legal Services.

With an annual non pay expenditure in excess of £60m pa the post holder will work closely with key suppliers and internal stakeholders providing advice and guidance on purchasing on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the University, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.


The Sustainable Procurement Advisor will:

  • Provide advice to the University on initiatives and best practice in the HE sector to improve our sustainable procurement credentials;
  • Develop processes, procedures and guidance to improve sustainability in the procurement area;
  • Improve the University’s rating on the HEFCE Flexible Framework year on year;
  • Engage with external organisations to determine best practice outside the sector.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of the environmental challenges the planet faces and have a desire to positively contribute to easing the burden.