Birchwood | Admin/Secretarial/HR

Job title: Purchasing Administrator

Location: Warrington

Salary: £21,500 plus Serco benefits

Working hours: Full time - 37.5hrs - Mon-Fri 



Here at Serco, we work with the Home Office in the Asylum Accommodation Services contract to support individuals through the asylum application process. Here at AASC, we will ensure that vulnerable asylum seekers have access to the support they need and set clear requirements on the standard and maintain the condition of our accommodation.


The key purpose of this role is carrying out all purchasing activity to include Purchase Order, invoice and payment processing while identifying solutions to challenges in these activities to ensure all payments are processed efficiently and on time. A key part of this role is building effective relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external across the AASC contract to ensure the purchasing activity across the contract faces no barriers.


As a purchasing administrator, you will be maintaining data integrity of the IT Finance system while producing reports, briefings, and information updates to a high standard within a limited timeframe.


Some of your other accountabilities will include:

  • Deal with vendor queries daily and escalate to Business Support Management team where appropriate.
  • Contribute to operational excellence within the Business Support Team


What you need to do the job

You will display a high level of attention to detail and have a positive approach to your work. Having experience in finance is desirable but is not essential as training will be provided. You will need to successfully engage and create successful working relationships with stakeholders and can demonstrate effective time management skills as well as deliver a variety of key timebound tasks whilst prioritising your own workload to meet specific timescales without prompt.



Why Serco?

Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence hiring managers efforts that help us deliver vital services.

A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.

Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.


What we offer

  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package - discounts include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion




About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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04/04/2023 03:04:00
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