Senior Commercial Specialist Construction

Location City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Salary £500 per day
Contact Ben Fincham
Reference 165320

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a role for a Senior Commercial Specialist to work full-time in Westminster. The pay rate for this locum Senior Commercial Specialist to job is £500per day (Assignment rate) and is a 12-Month contract.


  • Has deep subject expertise and credibility for the GPH Directorate (development/construction services);

  • Has a deep understanding of the end to end commissioning or procurement process and the key inputs that are required to deliver successful outcomes, including those covered by PCR regulations;

  • Has the ability to think strategically whilst maintaining a strong focus on service delivery;

  • Has developed and maintained productive relationships, including those with key stakeholders and external organisations;

  • Has worked in a structured or project-based environment;

  • Worked independently or with others to deliver discreet projects;

  • Has produced written and verbal summaries, including reports that have a strong and compelling narrative;

  • Has strong financial literacy and numeracy and has used analysis to influence outcomes or thinking.

  • Key skills

  • Proven delivery skills and experience of working to tight, pressurised deadlines;

  • Highly developed communication skills, the ability to generate insight and value added for the customer;

  • A heightened commercial acumen;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including report writing;

  • Highly literate computer skills particularly MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

  • The ability and confidence to work effectively with people at all levels internally and externally;

  • Customer focus and the ability to build empathy and trust;

  • The ability to challenge and influence effectively;

  • Emotional resilience;

  • Flexibility, creativity and self-motivation;

  • A graduate degree, or equivalent/appropriate experience

  • Ideally working towards CIPS professional qualification, or have relevant experience.

  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • Working as part of the Council’s Procurement & Commercial Service you will bring deep subject expertise to a specialist area or business portfolio and work in close partnership with a Head of Commercial.  You will promote strong co-ordination and technical consistency across your designated portfolio as well as identifying cross cutting and strategic procurement opportunities.

  • This is one of several posts in the Procurement Service that work flexibly to support the commercial needs of the Council. You will demonstrate deep commercial awareness and technical expertise across your area of specialism.

  • You will need to build good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels, and particularly with your Head of Commercial, as well as commissioners, senior managers, budget holders and other specialists who are involved all stages of the tender process through to contract award.

  • You will be committed to your own professional development and promote good practice within the team and more widely across the council.

Specifically, you will;

  • Work closely with a designated Head of Commercial to oversee and co-ordinate the delivery of a work across your area of specialism;

  • Ensure technical consistency and identify cross cutting and strategic procurement and innovation opportunities within your area of specialism;

  • Act as a deputy for your designated Head of Commercial;

  • Lead high value/high risk tenders through all stages of the process from initiation (Gate 0) to contract mobilisation (Gate 4).

  • Act as a practice lead in your area of specialism;

  • Understand how sustainability and social value can be secured through tenders undertaken across your area of specialism;

  • Develop evaluation models to achieve the desired outcome and best value for money;

  • Secure efficiency and other operational improvements from your work;

  • Seek to create and where possible develop markets to ensure a competitive environment for the council to procure and secure its services;

  • Ensure effective communication and engagement with stakeholders and partners (including external suppliers);

  • Assess and manage the risk associated with activities across your portfolio including the development and assessment of the financial robustness of bidders during the tendering process and post award;

  • Keep aware of relevant policy, best practice and legislative changes, market and supplier innovation taking place in your portfolio;

  • Promote good commercial practice within the team and more widely across the council.

Benefits of Working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that are not available with other agencies.

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive Senior Commercial Specialist knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place.

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us.

  • Clinical governance support

  • In house payroll system

  • Revalidation

  • An industry-leading shift booking system.

  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands


This Senior Commercial Specialist job is advertised by Ben Fincham; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now