Helen Lumb

Schools Engagement Manager, Department for Education

The 2021 Schools Buying Programme

Helen Lumb with Arati Patel-Mistry

Schools Engagement Manager, Department for Education

10.30 – 11.00

  • Overcome the challenges of complex procurements by working across the sector with your peers to access products and services that will strengthen your buying power
  • Understand how the DfE’s Find a Framework service can help you navigate the marketplace to buy goods and services that will meet your school’s needs
  • The latest steps in our programme to help support schools achieve the best value through cost, compliance and convenience

Helen’s biog:

Helen is part of the schools facing Schools Engagement Team within the Schools Commercial Team. Our remit is to deliver the schools’ buying strategy, to support all schools to get the best deals and support schools in executing their buying compliantly and delivering value for money.

Before joining the DfE Commercial Division Helen was Head of Commercial at Service Children’s Education. Helen has over 30 years’ experience in a number of procurement and administrative roles working in both the public and private sector. She is also a student member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply as well as being a trustee of a primary MAT.

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