Contract Manager

7 days left

Positive Employment
09 May 2019
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The role
We are looking to recruit an exceptional candidate to the post of Contract Manager. The post is a permanent position for 36 hours per week. The post will cover contracts within Adults, Children's, Disability Enablement Service, Early Help and Public Health Directorates. As Contract Manager, you will be responsible for organising and chairing regular contract management and monitoring meetings, providing robust challenge and support to suppliers to ensure services are delivered and value for money is achieved whilst aligning contracts within your portfolio to our Councils priorities.
You will report directly to the Contract and Supplier Relationship Manager and will work closely with other Contract Managers within the Families & Homes Contract Management Team.
As Contract Manager you will be expected to build excellent working relationships with internal and external colleagues and partners; deliver excellent reputation-enhancing customer service at all times. The pace of work may be fast and intense but you will enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team.
The candidate
You will need to have a proven track record of achievement within a similar field and in a similarly large and complex organisation and experience of leading and managing high risk and high value contracts. You will also impress with your leadership and management skills, with a strong performance management ethos and ability to manage complex safeguarding situations. You must be able to manage competing demands on your time with common sense and a practical approach. You will have excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills with experience of utilising performance data management.
Based in Walthamstow, you will be part of a dynamic team that plays a key role in working closely with colleagues across the council, external partners and members of the community. You will ensure your contracts deliver customer focused, high quality, value for money services through contract management and monitoring approaches. There is a strong focus to promote independence and resilience, keep vulnerable service users safe and be sensitive and responsive to the needs of the local population within the context of the development of personalised services.
Previous experience of Contract Management within local government would be ideal but not essential. It is more important that you have demonstrable experience of working across a broad range of highly sensitive contracts, are able to evidence supplier relationship management capabilities and improvements through robust contract monitoring. A good understanding of Supported Living services would be an advantage for candidates interested in this role.
You will have a good understanding of the regulations and requirements of public procurement, a sound understanding of CQC inspection requirements and an understanding of providers of Social Care.
You will be educated to degree level and/or demonstrate relevant work experience and will possess skills which will be utilised in planning, risk analysis and stakeholder engagement. If you are a committed team member, with drive, enthusiasm and a focus on delivery, we would like to hear from you.