Personal Assistant to Chief Procurement Officer

End Date Tuesday 20 February 2024 Salary Range £28,329 - £29,820 We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options. Agile Working Options Hybrid Working Job Description Summary Lloyds Banking...

End Date

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Salary Range

£28,329 - £29,820


We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job Description Summary

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is building the bank of the future, and we need your help. LBG spends billions per annum with thousands of third-party suppliers, who support the provision of a diverse range of products and/or services, operating as an extension of the Group.

Group Sourcing and Supplier Management (GS&SM) plays a vital role in both cost efficiencies and revenue generation, collaborating with the businesses to ensure we understand their needs, and sharing the supply market dynamics, to assist them with making informed decisions that balance pace and risk, when acquiring goods and services.

We invest our money wisely with suppliers who can help us deliver our mission. We want to go further than ever before and become a purpose driven organisation, so that every decision we make, big and small, truly helps Britain prosper and delivers the right outcomes for customers, communities, and colleagues.

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Personal Assistant to the Chief Procurement Officer

LOCATION: Edinburgh
SALARY: £27,000 - £29,500
HOURS: Full Time

WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time in the Edinburgh office.

About this opportunity
As Personal Assistant (PA) to the Chief Procurement Officer (i.e. CPO - internally known as Group Sourcing & Supplier Management Director), this is your opportunity to be the first point of contact for the Director and his leadership team, interacting with colleagues and senior leaders at all levels, both internal and external to the Group.

Day to day you’ll carry out

  • Management of the Director’s inbox including email screening, responding to actions & prioritising requests.

  • Extensive Diary Management, liaising with several executive teams' PA’s at a time to sync at any one time.

  • Meeting preparation including sourcing & creating materials.

  • Build & maintain relationships with various stakeholders both internally and externally at all levels.

  • Key point of contact in the office for department related activities.

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Booking Travel in adherence with LBG travel policies including changes & cancellations in UK, India and US.

  • Lead the support team to co-ordinate across the 5 x PA/SBSA (Senior Business Support Assistant) in the department to ensure consistency of culture, approach and quality and maintain proactive coverage for holidays.

  • Workday tasks including holiday recording, recruitment & onboarding.

What you'll need

  • High level of organisation & an ability to prioritise your workload and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Strong stakeholder management & relationship building skills.

  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Applications.

  • Internal candidates only: knowledge of LBG systems including HRG, IT@LBG, Condeco, Valued & Nerve Centre.

And experience of this would be useful

  • Knowledge of systems including Workday & expenses.

  • Previous PA experience looking after a c-suite executive across a large corporate organisation.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. 


We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. 


We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%

  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance

  • Share schemes including free shares

  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping

  • 24 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top

  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies 

NOTE: There will be a role info call incl. Q&A time on Tuesday 20th February from 11.00 – 11.30am, details below.


Information plus Q&A re. the CPO PA role in Edinburgh Sighthill North
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At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks.  We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person. 

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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