Commercial career opportunities

Commercial career opportunities

The Commercial Team are looking for experienced procurement professionals and new faces to the service to join our team.

The Commercial Team work with colleagues across the Council and associated organisations to carry out sourcing exercises that deliver robust contracts and get great value for money.  

Working in Commercial covers the full range of the procurement lifecycle from market engagement to contract management and closure. We spend the Worcestershire pound as if it were our own and ensure the Worcestershire pound goes far towards supporting communities, businesses, and the environment in Worcestershire. 

This is an exciting time to join the Commercial Team as we are implementing our Corporate Procurement Strategy and are looking to make our service as efficient as possible. We are very interested in you to join us on this journey to achieve our goals! 

Current opportunities 

You can view our current opportunities on WM Jobs. 

Apply at WM Jobs

If we don’t have any current vacancies within the Commercial Team, please sign up for Job Alerts with keywords ‘commercial’, ‘category’ or ‘procurement’ to be notified by email when new opportunities arise.  

For Commercial roles, please consider emailing your CV with a cover letter that states what you are looking for to to be considered for any opportunities that may come up. We will keep your data for up to two years until it is deleted. 

Employment and job agencies need not apply and will be ignored.  

Our category areas 

The Commercial Team are split into three category areas that focus on and develop expertise in specific areas. Are you familiar with a particular area or want to find out more? Please apply! 


  • Adults Social Care and other supporting services​ 
  • Children’s Services including: 
    • Social Care 
    • Education 
    • Early Help​ 
  • Public Health including services for:
    • Health Protection and Improvement 
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing 
    • Children and Young People 
    • Safer Communities 
    • Aging Well 


  • Infrastructure projects 
  • Property 
  • Civils 
  • Environmental 
  • Regeneration  
  • Highways 
  • Facilities Management 
  • Waste 
  • PFI (Private Finance Initiative) management 


  • IT 
  • Transport 
  • Energy 
  • HR 
  • Finance 
  • Community Equipment 
  • Professional Services 
  • Grant Funding 
  • Communities 

Your career to success in Commercial 

Being a part of our team is a great opportunity to develop your skills and career in procurement and local government. Career progression occurs very often as you may apply for internal opportunities as your skills develop. 


We take apprentices through our Business Administration Apprenticeship programme. This is a great first step to finding out more about the Council is supported by the Apprenticeship team throughout!  

“A Business Administration Apprenticeship in the Commercial Team has pushed me to develop my skills and development further with the support and dedicated colleagues.” Chris, Business Administration Apprentice. 

Find out more about our Apprenticeship programme

Category Officer

Category Officers are at the heart of our procurement processes and support their Category Managers and Strategic Category Leads with their sourcing exercises and managing their contracts.  

“I love the variety of work within the Commercial Team, and that it is fast-paced. I enjoy delivering the best value, good quality services whilst ensuring we meet our Social Value commitments.

Category Manager

Category Managers specialise in their specific sub-categories such as procurements of Children’s Services or IT. They make tactical procurement decisions that allow the Worcestershire Pound to thrive.  

“I love working for the Council as I'm surrounded by a team of people who are all striving to improve the lives of the people of Worcestershire. It's good to be part of such a dedicated, passionate and professional group of individuals.” Claire, Category Manager. 

Strategic Category Lead

Strategic Category Leads are responsible for one of the three spend categories (People, Place or Corporate) and the Category Managers and Category Officers within the category. They ensure quality of delivery against competing priorities ensuring the authority gets the right mix of cost, quality, flexibility along with sustainability and social impact.   

“The Team that I work in are dedicated and although we work nine to five we are all thinking about improvements and social impact for our county outside office hours and this really makes me feel like I am part of something bigger.”  Colin, Strategic Category Lead. 

Head of Commercial

The Head of Commercial provides direction and vision for the whole Commercial Team and empowers them to deliver their individual responsibilities to collectively deliver corporate priorities of Open for Business, Children and Families, the Environment, Health and Wellbeing whilst ensuring that relevant legislation is followed and any new legislation or best practice are adopted by the Council. 

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