Work For Us
Our procurement experts help education establishments across the UK to achieve value for money, improve their processes, and future-proof their purchasing. We need dedicated professionals like you, to help us deliver our services.
As a business, our culture is our most important asset, and we firmly believe that “Together We Achieve More”.
People: are at the heart of all that we do and they play an active role in shaping the business. Currently, we employ 29 procurement professionals of which 48% are female and 38% are employed on a part-time basis.
Professional: we drive standard in procurement through thought leadership and training
Tenet pride ourselves on offering staff an informal, friendly, and inclusive culture, where everyone is supported and able to develop to their full potential. We recognise that happy employees mean happy customers – and happy customers make a successful and thriving company!
Training and Development
Tenet want our staff to feel supported in their career journey, whatever path they take. We give you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge, and professional qualifications you need to succeed.
You are joining an organisation that is dedicated to nurturing talent, and has at its heart an ethos of developing individual and collective knowledge, skills, and confidence.
Training is extremely important to us, as we want each and every staff member to be equipped to do the best possible job. From practical support completing your CIPS qualifications, to in-house training courses and continuous professional development, we want to help you grow as a procurement professional.
Best of all, working with us means you’ll always be surrounded by great people who can teach you new things and really want to help you learn.
Why Work For Us
Working here means you’ll be part of something genuinely special. We work with schools, colleges, academies, and universities across the country to help them get more out of their budgets and maximise their procurement capabilities. Plus, because our shareholders are all education establishments, we reinvest 100% of our profits back into the sector.
Our team members tell us that no two days are the same due to the variety of projects we manage. Our staff enjoy the opportunity to visit different client sites and save money for the organisations they support. With continued scope for training, development, and career progression, it’s easy to see why Tenet are an employer of choice!
I began my career with Tenet in January 2015 as a Procurement Consultant. I knew from the interview that I would be joining a great company that took pride in their work and valued their staff. I could see that the Manager and Managing Director were happy, relaxed and easy to get on with. They were warm and welcoming during the interview, which immediately put me at ease. When I got the call to say they were offering me the full-time role, I was over the moon!
I have recently joined Tenet as a Procurement Consultant, a role which supports my work/life balance requirements, working three days per week. I could tell at interview that Tenet would be a great company to join – not only from interaction with the MD and my potential line manager, but also from the warmth of the welcome through the door from those who are now my colleagues both within Tenet and within our sister organisation Crescent Purchasing Consortium. I had no doubts in accepting the offer when it came through and the support that I received from HR colleagues in the weeks before I actually started only reinforced the feeling that I had made the right decision!
I recently started my new role as Procurement Consultant for Tenet Education Services. My induction day was a great introduction to the company, professional and thorough without information overload! I got the opportunity to meet key people within the organisation who were all very friendly and keen to make me feel part of the team. It provided me with a great first impression of Tenet and it’s values and I came away from my first day looking forward to what the future holds with them!
I began my career with Tenet Education Services in December 2018 as a full time Procurement Consultant as a part of Tenet’s On Demand Team based in the South East. However, I already had a really good knowledge and understanding of both Tenet as a company and its employees through my previous role at Tenet’s sister company Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) where I contract managed the IT frameworks for 2 years.
I joined Tenet in 2009 having previously worked in an FE College as a Procurement Manager. My new role with Tenet allowed me to grow as a Procurement Professional and share my knowledge with many other education establishments.
Benefits and Rewards
Simply put, we believe that great people deserve great things.
Reward and recognition is extremely important to us. As part of our team, you will have access to a range of fantastic benefits, including competitive salary, company pension, attractive holiday allowance, annual events and parties, yearly eye testing, plus learning and career opportunities.
Tenet invest in their employees. We will give you a clear direction a sense of purpose. When your hard works makes a difference for our clients and our business, we will make sure you feel recognised.
Tenet operate nationally, with over 135 contract and tendering services clients in the North East, North West, South East, South West, the Midlands, and beyond. With a team of 23 staff based across the UK, we are continually looking for opportunities to expand. If you are interested in joining us, but don’t see any suitable vacancies currently, then please register to join our Talent Pool, and we will contact you when a suitable role becomes available.
Procurement Specialist (CPL Group)
Procurement | Birmingham
Do you have any experience in working in public sector procurement?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Specialist to join our growing team, working and travelling within the Birmingham area. This role is part-time with plenty of flexibility and agile working.
CPL Group are a group company owned and run by the FE sector under which Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) and Tenet Education services Ltd are situated. CPC provide members with a large number of EU tendered frameworks, procurement training, specialist advice on best spending practices showing how educational institutions can obtain best value for money. Tenet specialise in offering a full portfolio of procurement consultancy services to the education sector and more recently, the wider public sector.
Owned by the education sector, and run for the education sector, it’s our team and our heritage that has earned us our reputation for excellence.
Working within Tenet Education Services as part of the CPL Group, you will be responsible for leading the process for procuring contracts for a variety of expense categories and other projects and services to meet legal requirements and deliver value for money. You will be producing tender and contract documents, working to KPIs and liaising with other teams to ensure contracts achieve value for money including cost savings and improved service levels.
As well as leading on a number of procurement's and one-off tendering activities, monitoring contracts, and analysing spend information, you will be working closely with staff across the College providing advice, guidance, training and support for their day-to-day purchasing activity.
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