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Contracts Manager

  • Location: Hybrid - Home/Huntingdon based office
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Range: £40,220 - £44,428 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Closing Date: 30th July 2024
The opportunity and context

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Contracts Manager to oversee our procurement contract management process. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of procurement and have project manager experience, ensuring that our contracts are favourable and compliant with all applicable regulations.

Salary: £40,220-44,428

Job Purpose

To lead all aspects of procurement and contract management across the Authority.

Work closely with programme managers, contract manager’s, policy and commissioning colleagues across the organisation. Work with key stakeholders and the Programme Management Office, reporting on progress on projects/programmes as part of Gateway reviews and in support of the Single Assurance Framework

What we need

Overall Management of contracts and services in accordance with company policies

  • Collation of Periodic Contract Performance Data – work with all project Contract Managers to ensure that they collate the required performance, payment and modification data needed to ensure compliance with the transparency obligation and effectively manage the contract
  • Ensure Execution and Management of Contracts – following the award of a contract (Procurement notification/ letter/ standstill) coordinate the collation and execution of the contract and ensure an electronic copy is appropriately stored on the Authority’s system. If and when a contract is modified, ensure a copy of the Contract Change Notice, updated contract and contract modification notice is also stored with the contract.
  • Collate Quarterly Governance reports – using information collated from notices and performance, provide a quarterly report for Audit & Governance
  • Ownership of Relevant Templates – maintain, update, and share as required, the templates to be completed in delivering the above activities.
  • To monitor and report on all procurement activity in accordance the procurement legislation, the Authority’s Contract Procedure Rules, and relevant guidance, and more broadly with best practice
What we're looking for

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Procurement or business qualification at degree level or higher, or equivalent industry experience.#
  • (Desirable) Contract management qualification and ideally IACCM accreditation.
  • (Desirable) Full Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) membership.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of working in a public sector environment ensuring compliance.
  • Knowledge of financial management principles.
  • (Desirable) Team leader experience.
  • Experience in implementing change through training for procurement and contract compliance

As part of our commitment to promoting equality and diversity, we invite you to complete our voluntary Equal Opportunities Questionnaire Form by emailing recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

Your participation in this process is entirely optional and will not impact your application in any way.

If you require any adjustments that would support your application, please reach out to the recruitment mailbox and we would be happy to help!

To find out more about the role please find the recruitment pack here. Please apply and send a cover letter to recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk