Employment Type
Duration of employment
Temporary - 12 Months
Job Location
West Midlands Fire Service, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4HW
Working Hours
37 hours per week
Base Salary
£21,748-£23,080 Per year
Closing date
19th January 2021

This role closed on 19th January 2021

Position title
Central Purchasing Officer

An opportunity is available for the role of a Purchasing Officer, based in Procurement. The position is full time and will be available for 12 months from January 2021.

A full job summary is available to download below:

Central Purchasing Officer Job Summary
Job summary document containing the details, responsibilities and requirements for the Central Purchasing Officer position. 1.0 Download


The position is under the supervision of the Senior Purchasing Officer and will process indents, free text requisition, invoices along with orders for Facilities Management.

The successful candidate will regularly use computer and email systems.

Interviews for those successful, will be taking place virtually via teams video call.


Applicants should have some experience of dealing with suppliers, sourcing products, placing purchase orders and matching invoices to orders.

Job Benefits
  • Friendly working environment
  • Occupational Health and Welfare facility
  • Occupational Pension Scheme
  • On-site gym (at Headquarters)
  • Catering facilities with hot and cold food (at Headquarters)

For more information about the role please contact Veronica McMahon on 0121 380 6172 or Jacky Perkins on 0121 380 6176.

Please download the following 2 application forms. Use the behavioural framework also below to assist your completion of Part 2 of your application.

Once complete, you can submit your completed application form (parts 1 and 2) and personal details by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Standard application form for external candidates, considered part 1 of application. Supporting part 2 role specific application would also be required. 1.0 Download

Behavioural Framework - Foundation

Behavioural framework, foundation level.

Publish date 2012.

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Job Specific Application

Central Purchasing Officer Application Form
Application form for the role of Central Purchasing Officer, this is considered part 2 of your application. 1.0 Download

West Midlands Fire Service welcomes applications from all, however as women and members of ethnic minority groups are currently underrepresented in our organisation, we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups.

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Position: Central Purchasing Officer

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