Managing Director


5th June 2024

Closing Date

5th July 2024


£70k to £90k (depending on experience)



Interviews Scheduled

w/c 29th July 2024

An Exceptional Leadership Opportunity with NEUPC: Guide Our Next Chapter in Higher Education Procurement

About NEUPC Ltd

Established in 2000, NEUPC Ltd is a distinguished university purchasing consortium with a solid track record of success. We are a not-for-profit limited company owned by twenty-three member universities, with a total of fifty-eight public sector organisations as part of our collaborative network. Our primary mission is to deliver and manage an extensive range of collaborative framework agreements, enhancing third-party expenditure within the higher education sector.

As a member of the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), which includes six regional and two specialist consortia, we collectively manage a national contracting program that significantly benefits the higher education sector. In the financial year ending July 2023, our members expended an impressive £284 million through NEUPC agreements.

The Role

With the retirement of our current Head of Consortium, we are seeking an experienced and visionary leader to build on our established successes and lead NEUPC into its next phase. This role is integral to our continued growth and impact, presenting both significant challenges and rewarding opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote and foster robust partnerships between NEUPC and its member institutions.
  • Optimise collaborative opportunities within our consortium network.
  • Shape and implement NEUPC’s strategic objectives in partnership with our Board and members.
  • Advocate for member needs, driving innovation and excellence in procurement practices.

Your profile

We are looking for a mature and seasoned professional with a strong leadership background and a proven track record of success. You will possess:

  • Superior relationship management skills to navigate the complexities of the higher education consortia landscape.
  • Strategic acumen to provide clear, forward-thinking direction.
  • A collaborative mindset, capable of working closely with our Board and team.
  • A proactive, hands-on approach to leadership, ready to engage directly in driving initiatives.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Why join NEUPC?

Based in the vibrant centre of Leeds, with easy access to major transport links, NEUPC offers a welcoming and inclusive work environment. You will lead a team of highly skilled procurement and support staff who are passionate about their work. Our Board, comprised of university specialists in Finance, IT, Estates, and Procurement, collaborating to achieve our strategic goals.

We offer:

Competitive Salary: £70k to £90k, commensurate with experience. Private Health Insurance. Defined Contribution Pension. Life insurance. Leave: 38 days, including Bank Holidays and 5 customary holidays. Hybrid working (with a requirement to attend the office every week).

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How to apply

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Jim Allcroft at or 07388 642 631.

Applications should be made via email to and must include on separate documents:

  • a completed Personal details form (available from the microsite)
  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a cover letter (concisely let us know why you want this role and why you think you are the right person)

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th July 2024.

Initial interviews will take place w/c Monday 22nd July 2024.

Final interviews will take place w/c Monday 29th July 2024.

In making an application for this role we ask you also to view our Privacy Notice which outlines our compliance to General Data Protection Regulations and the use and storage of your data.

Personal Data is held and processed on the lawful basis that such action is in the Legitimate Interest of the company in pursuing the purposes described and has been considered through the use of a Legitimate Interest Assessment utilising the Balance Test to not be outweighed by risks to the rights, freedoms and interests of the Data Subject.

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