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Purchasing Assistant




Priory Group Northern Office, Park Hall, Middleton St George, Darlington, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time



Job Advert - Division Information

We have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant to join the team and support our growing business. Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Purchasing Assistant will play a major part in organising the travel and accommodation bookings across the company, and reporting upon this activity to management. 

This role is based at our Northern offices in Darlington.


Job Advert Location Description

Purchasing Assistant duties include but are not limited to:

• Email management of busy shared inbox – Receiving bookings, sending email confirmations, answering queries.
• Processing and securing travel / accommodation (including hotels, flights, and rail travel) for all staff nationwide.
• Adhering to budget limits and time constraints to ensure cost reductions, complying with Group policy.
• Maintain & update Group’s Internal Travel Tracking Sheet.
• Reconciling monthly credit card statements against expenditure, collating invoices and disputing unexpected charges.
• Dealing with refunds and amendments to bookings.
• Sourcing and negotiating rates for hotels and other facilities with whom we have agreed rates.

What we would like from the Purchasing Assistant:

• Committed and enthusiastic.
• Excellent organisation skills with ability to multi-task.
• Very good attention to detail, with a methodical approach.
• Work well under pressure and working to very tight deadlines.
• Able to use own initiative.
• Sense of Humour and ability to work in a close knit team.
• Carry one-self professionally at all times.

Further details can be found on the attached job description. 

• Preparing statistics and reports for the Head of Procurement.

Job Advert Role Description

What we would like to give you: 

• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Online benefits and cash back rewards
• Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
• Technology Scheme (qualifying period)
• Employee Referral Scheme
• SMART Pension
• Access to Career Pathways scheme

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the attached job description prior to making an application. 

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS.

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