David PenkTrainee Contracts & Procurement Officer
I’m currently in my second year of a three-year traineeship, studying CIPS Level 4 Procurement and Supply. My dual role means I spend a lot of time involved with contracts, starting at identifying the need for a service, creating a specification and putting it out to tender, and ending at appointing a contractor and building a professional relationship with them throughout the contract term to ensure a high quality of service can be delivered at value for money for our residents.
I’ve an affinity for the outdoors and can often be found up high climbing and walking in the mountains, down low kayaking on the sea or lower again, exploring mines or scuba diving. Life is a playground!