Commercial Business Partner

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Grade H
Full Time

COMMERCIAL BUSINESS PARTNER – Finance & Commercial Services

GRADE H - £39,183 - £45,873

Commercial Services is part of the Enabling Services Directorate provided by Staffordshire Police, to ensure all our Officers are supported with the correct tools to be able to deliver their critical jobs.  Commercial Services sits within the Finance & Commercial Function for the force.

It currently consists of a team of 19 colleagues working across Procurement, Purchasing and Insurance and within the wider Finance Team of a further 35 colleagues.  

Due to a member of the team taking up another opportunity, there is currently an exciting new role within our Commercial Services Team, as a Commercial Business Partner. 

You will work alongside 8 other Procurement and Commercial specialists to deliver a robust and strategic approach for negotiating contracts and formulating a commercial strategy for Staffordshire Police, The Commissioner and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue, ensuring value for money is consistently achieved.  You will be regarded as a trusted commercial expert offering your expertise across several directorates and working closely with stakeholders to ensure that value for money is achieved, but to also keep the force compliant with all contractual work against public sector procurement legislation. 

You will directly manage 2 Procurement Officers, supporting their learning programme, alongside coaching them on the job to deliver to the best of their ability. You will also indirectly support the other Procurement Officers and the Procurement Apprentice.

Performance Management of these contracts will also form part of the role, to demonstrate value for money to the organisations.

In return, you will work with a team offering support and fantastic teamwork!  You will report to the Head of Commercial Services, who will support and guide you to ensure you are at your most able to deliver the full role. You will also directly manage 2 Procurement Officers and ensure they are supported and coached to deliver to their best ability in their role. The team approach is one of working together in a flexible and agile way to deliver results. With our overall objective being to provide commercial excellence to deliver contracts that offer value for money, are fit for purpose and successfully meet the needs of the organisation.

You will also be required to work with Senior Stakeholders across all three organisations, giving clear and comprehensive updates, managing the compliant route and requirements and liaising with Third Parties in the process.

Although Public Sector procurement experience would be great to support the role, it’s not essential.  We would love to have the right individual who can come in to help lead the strategy, support the overall Commercial Services vision and coach and lead their team.  

WORKING HOURS 37 hours per week


Interviews have been scheduled for TBC

Further details and key responsibilities can be found in the role profile.


Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police:

Annual Leave entitlement – 29 days plus Bank Holidays.

Flexible / Agile Working

Employers Pension contribution -15.5%

Sick pay scheme

Fostering friendly policy

Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption

Occupational Health

On site Gyms

Staff associations

Reward and Recognition

Blue light Card – not solely for Staffs police


On site parking


However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the People Services team will notify any affected applicants.

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.