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Cross-Agency Services

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ are working collaboratively to develop our unique Procurement, Finance and Audit teams.

People with a range of vocational and professional qualifications, from both the private and public sectors, have joined us to advance their career path or to develop their skills in a more challenging and unusual environment.

Procurement

Our procurement team’s work is fascinating, collaborative, diverse and rewarding. Our teams help to shape the future by providing a service that is vital to support the nation’s security. They support operations and investigations by acquiring everything from professional services and emerging technologies, through to bespoke items for on-going research and development. Individual teams work closely with their customers - constantly thinking on their feet to formulate creative ideas in response to sensitive operational requirements. Following commercial best practice, the teams will build effective supplier relationships that aim to safeguard supply chain risk and drive good performance and value in often complex and challenging environments. Find out more

Strategic Procurement Specialist

We are looking for a Strategic Procurement Specialist who will be influential in taking our Commercial function to its next level. In delivering an agency-wide commercial strategy, you will contribute to the development of an effective approach to procurement which is financially viable and maintains the reputation of the procurement service as a highly professional and enabling support service.

Within this leadership role, you will have ownership for a diverse and challenging portfolio of major procurement projects across a range of services to areas such as frontline operations, IT, HR, and Estates.

Regular UK travel is required for the role.

Senior Procurement Lead

We are looking for a Senior Procurement Lead to spearhead a procurement and contracting team at a time of rapid development and organisational change. You will lead and shape key projects and business change initiatives across the commercial function, translating business goals into prioritised and focused requirements for your team to deliver.

This is a unique opportunity to lead team delivery, in a challenging environment, of a diverse and challenging portfolio of major procurement projects across a range of services to areas such as frontline operations, IT, HR and Estates.

Regular UK travel is required for the role.

Procurement Manager

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Procurement Managers to join our diverse procurement team.

As a Procurement Manager, you will support the Procurement Lead by managing a small commercial team and actively seek to build their capability and enhance the team’s impact; through continuous development of working practices and approaches.

Engaging with customers at all levels, from project managers up to director level, you will provide a responsive, timely, efficient, sustainable and professional procurement service in line with commercial policy. You will work closely with our customers in highly sensitive operational areas, supporting them through the delivery of goods and services. In line with our customer requirements, you will ensure timely delivery of procurement projects against the departmental work plan.

Procurement Lead

We are looking for Procurement Leads who will relish the opportunity to have accountability for leading challenging procurement projects in a major category area, such as frontline operations, IT, HR and Estates.

As a Procurement Lead, you will work closely with and support the Senior Procurement Lead and have responsibility for managing an existing portfolio of contract and framework agreements; ensuring the timely delivery of procurement projects in-line with customer requirements.

You will ensure to apply best practice procurement principles when working closely with our customers in highly sensitive operational areas and support them through the delivery of goods and services. There is also a requirement for the Procurement Lead to resolve contractual issues in collaboration with experts when necessary

Regular UK travel is required for the role.

Procurement Officer

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Procurement Officers, who will gain exposure to the world of an interesting and dynamic procurement team. Having a direct impact on operational activity, the procurement team lets and manages contracts and procures goods, services and works.

As a Procurement Officer, you will work in a professional procurement team where you will support the Procurement Manager in the timely delivery of a number of procurement projects. Through this delivery work, you will have the opportunity to develop your own procurement and supply chain skills, and promote knowledge and resource sharing with other team members in developing skills and ideas.

Working with Procurement professionals and suppliers, you will support the reviewing of contract performance and delivery to ensure requirements and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met.

To find out more about the other agencies who collaborate with us, please visit their sites below

MI6

The Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence in support of the UK’s nation.

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GCHQ

The Government Communications Headquarters is an intelligence and security organisation. GCHQ intelligence helps prevent terrorism, crime and protects against cyber-attacks. We are responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom.

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WHY JOIN MI5?

A career at MI5 is like no other. Not only is it rewarding and unique but the variety here is like no-where else. It is this variety that means most people stay at MI5 as they are able to fulfil all their career ambitions here without ever having to leave. We are also committed to rewarding the people who work for us and demonstrating our appreciation for their vital contribution by offering an excellent range of benefits. And due to the nature of our work it means you can’t take it home with you, so when you leave the office you really do leave your work behind you, providing you with an excellent work-life balance. Whatever role you perform, you will be directly contributing to keeping the country safe.

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