ISBL School Buying Strategy Reference Group


As part of the Schools’ Buying Strategy, the Department for Education operate a reference group consisting of School Business Professionals.

The reference group provides a forum for the department to seek views and input into the products that are being developed as part of the Schools’ Buying Strategy. ISBL have been asked to provide representation in this group from our membership.

We are looking for contributors based in a range of settings. It is not essential that you have any buying expertise beyond what a typical school business professional will have.

There is no requirement to attend meetings, it is envisaged that most contribution can be completed through the telephone or via electronic means although there may be an occasional invitation to an event. The time commitment, will, on average be no more than 1-2 hours per month and subject to the individuals work commitments at the time input is required.

If you would like to be part of this opportunity, add to your own professional development, and to represent your school in shaping the Schools’ Buying Strategy then please register your interest by sending an email to, with ISBL in the subject box.

Please provide details of your role, school and a very brief reason why you wish to participate.

Closing date: 24 May 2019

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