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Purchasing Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

This is a permanent full time position working within the Community Care Purchasing team which is part of the Business Delivery Unit. The position is advertised as Invicta House, Maidstone but will be working from home.  It is an exciting role for a confident, proactive and positive individual, working as an integral part of Adult Social Care, assisting adults with physical disabilities and older people.

The role will involve a wide range of purchasing community care tasks, requiring excellent administration, organisational and communication skills. You will be able to deal with issues of a confidential and sensitive nature appropriately. You will be confident in communicating with domiciliary care agencies, staff, managers and professionals, and prioritise your work.

You will provide an administrative support service to the Purchasing Team, assisting in the smooth running of the service and undertaking all relevant administrative duties as required. You will act as a first point of contact for the purchasing function, directing and answering queries as appropriate.

You will have excellent IT skills as tasks include inputting, invoice handling, updating, modifying and retrieving data on systems and running reports. The ability to problem-solve is essential as there is a need to investigate and resolve payment queries.

You will be confident, flexible, able to work well within a busy team and prioritise your workload. You will be able to travel around the county in a timely manner if required.

Full induction and training will be given.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For any further information contact Emma Turner, Senior Purchasing Officer, on 03000 418775.


Contact Details

Emma Turner | Senior Purchasing Officer | Community Care Purchasing Team | Adult Social Care & Health  | Access to Resources |Business Delivery Unit | Brook House, Reeves Way, John Wilson Business Park, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS | Tel: 03000 418775  | Email:

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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