Contracts Administrator

Bath Abbey
Bath, Somerset
£20k - £23k Depending on experience
20 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Contracts Administrator

Bath Abbey is a vibrant and internationally significant parish church with nearly half a million visitors annually, serving nearly 700 regular worshippers with 5 clergy, 40 paid staff and 200+ volunteers. We are engaged with a £20 million transformative programme of capital works, interpretation, collections care and sustainable energy as we seek to become:

A People and Place Fully Alive through Worship, Hospitality and Justice

Job Title: Contracts Administrator
Job Purpose: To assist the Footprint Project Director
Full-Time: (40 hours)
Accountability: Footprint Project Director and Executive Director
Salary: £20k - £23k Depending on experience

Job Description

Responsible for preparing, examining, analysing, negotiating and reviewing contracts, quotes and estimates involved with the maintenance, repair and redecoration of the buildings owned by the Abbey, including Bath Abbey.

The Contracts Administrator will report directly to the Footprint* Project Director and will also ensure that internal and external works are completed on time, to the required quality and within budget, working on a variety of projects in size and scope. Additionally the post-holder will occasionally deputise for the Project Footprint Director and will work closely with the Bath Abbey Operations Team.

The post-holder will act as a key point of contact for all consultants and contractors working on the Footprint Development Project. The post-holder will need to organise Footprint Project meetings on behalf of the Project Director, and will therefore need to be well organised and have excellent power point skills, be experienced at letter writing and recording accurate minutes of meetings.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking to appoint an exceptional and ambitious individual with experience in the construction industry. You will need to demonstrate:-

  • a strong attention to detail along with the ability to discover potential risks for the Abbey;
  • an ability to analyse contracts with an eye to reducing costs. while ensuring compliance with the law;
  • experience of managing contracts and familiarity with M&E contracts and general Health and Safety legislation;
  • that you can ensure that all our contracts conform to legislative requirements and meet our goals
  • experience of inspecting and monitoring works;
  • experience of building and maintaining strong relations with contractors, specialist suppliers and professional stakeholders
  • experience of negotiating contract terms with external partners
  • experience of reviewing and updating existing contracts

To apply, please send a CV and letter of application stating why you think you would be suitable for this position, by clicking the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 12th October 2017.

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