Are you passionate about the delivery of sustainable procurement? Do you want to be able to influence the achievement of sustainable procurement outcomes?  If yes, we have an exciting role as part of our expanding team to develop and embed how we deliver our new sustainability plan and objectives within our procurements opportunities.

This provides an opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders.  So you will be a great communicator who is able to listen, interpret the needs of the business whilst being able to influence to achieve the right sustainable and commercial outcomes using your experience.

You’ll be preferably CIPS qualified or progressing towards its achievement (we can support you on this).  Having significant experience within sustainable procurement including tackling modern slavery through supply chains and being able to ensure social value sits at the heart of the services we deliver.

The role gives a great opportunity to embed sustainability within our contracts and help to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

You will need to self-sufficient and importantly be able to work as part of a supportive Procurement team and to be able to inspire team members.


About The Role

Our new business plan has ensure sustainability as a core objective to be at the heart of our activities.

Use your expertise to provide sustainable procurement advice to colleagues across the organisation and to make a difference by improving both the organisations and the team’s understanding, capability and maturity on sustainable procurement.

Our purpose is to be ‘a professional and trusted business partner that is engaged with the business to drive the right sustainable outcomes through proportional processes.  Ensuring value is driven throughout the commercial lifecycle.’

We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.

Role location: Hybrid working (on average 2 days working out of our Mansfield office)


Application closing date: 19 May 2024

Sifting date: 21 May 2024

Interviews: 31 May 2024

(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority

Our benefits:

  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of approximately 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it’s full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.

Working with us:

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.