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Category Lead - Estates

Finance Department

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 per annum
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 08 December 2022
Reference:  R220804
Release Date:  Wednesday 23 November 2022

Aston University is recruiting to a key role in the Procurement Team.  Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Insurance, this role is a great opportunity to contribute to the development of the University’s procurement function and lead on the procurement of contractors and consultants for the projects to deliver Aston's campus vision and masterplan as well contracts for ongoing maintenance and repair and smaller standalone projects.

Our Campus Vision is ambitious; it will see us create a campus that offers an outstanding experience for our staff and students, bring improvements to surrounding communities and to the people of Birmingham and utilise the opportunities presented by our proximity to HS2, Innovation Birmingham, Eastside and the city centre. Our vision sets out our aspiration to invest significantly into the delivery of a Destination Campus to meet the changing demands and opportunities faced by universities evolving in response to these in order to secure Aston’s future success. The University intends to invest £240 million over 10 years, to deliver our campus vision.

You will be responsible for carrying out procurement for the University including running quotation/tendering processes from start to finish, strategic contract management whilst ensuring compliance with the University’s finance and procurement policies and regulations and ensuring best practice and value for money principles are upheld, maximising commercial and social value/sustainability benefits to the University.

We are looking for candidates with estates/construction procurement experience, including some public sector experience.  You will have the ability to develop working relationships with key stakeholders across the University and a ‘can-do’ attitude and experience of delivering savings, negotiation and contract management.  Ideally you will have a CIPS qualification or similar. 

Please contact Siobhan Pearson at Michael Page Procurement and Supply Chain or 07800 915501 for further information and to apply.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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