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Purchasing Officer


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We are recruiting a Purchasing Officer to join our Finance department. The successful post holder will provide a high quality procurement service for all departments across the College.

With a good general education including GCSE Maths (A*-C) and knowledge of purchasing a variety of goods and services, our Purchasing Officer will liaise with College staff to determine their needs and proactively source goods and services to ensure value for money and timely delivery.

Responsibilities will include building strong working relationships with College suppliers, monitoring delivery time and maintaining accurate records, as well as contributing to the wider College Finance team, maintaining systems and responding to queries.

Experience of purchasing goods and services for a large organisation and working to set deadlines is essential for this role.

The salary for this post is up to £31,229 pro rata.

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre is the country’s Number One College, providing first-class Further Education, University Education, Apprenticeship, business training and adult learning programmes, in the heart of Pennine Lancashire. Please also see our College Charter below.

At Burnley College, we celebrate the diversity of all our staff, students and visitors. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which everyone is able to study and work to the best of their abilities and we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all.

The College is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Employment at the College is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post involving regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check.

To apply for this post, please complete the application form using the link below. If you experience any problems when completing the application form, please e-mail [email protected]


The closing date for this post is 5.00pm, Thursday 4 July 2024.


Further information for this listing:

Arrow circle down College Charter Arrow circle down Safer Recruitment Working Practices Policy Statement Arrow circle down Recruitment of ex-offenders Arrow circle down Recruitment and Selection Procedures Arrow circle down Job Description & Person Specification

Staff Benefits Booklet