Contracts and Business Relations Officer

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Exeter, Devon
£31,401 - £35,299, EX2 4QD
27 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Contracts and Business Relations Officer

Devon County Council

Exeter & North Devon (Travel between the two) EX2 4QD

£31,401 - £35,299

Permanent, full time - 37 hours per week

Based at County Hall, Exeter initially then transferred to North locality office in Barnstaple (travel between the two will be required).

We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. 

Taking responsibility for the contract management of strategically significant service areas, within Adult Social Care, you will work alongside provider organisations and voluntary community services to provide effective management of contracts, ensuring that service level agreements and key performance indicators are monitored and that any improvements required are well planned and executed and successes are celebrated.

These roles will oversee contractual delivery, achieving positive outcomes as well as ensuring that contracts keep pace with Devon’s changing requirements and desire to continually improve services for the benefit of people, families and communities in Devon. 

To support our agenda, we are looking for skilled and enthusiastic people to become part of our strategic commissioning and business relations team who will help us to drive forward our approach to contract management and compliance.

Working in Adult Commissioning and Health, you will:

  • Be part of a strong, professional organisation and play an active role within a supportive team; 
  • Develop and lead robust contract management process and build positive relations with the market; 
  • Help to drive the integration of health and social care to benefit our residents;
  • Working with colleagues, make a real difference to people's lives through delivery of a sufficient market with quality provision, which meets the needs of people in our communities;
  • Have opportunities to develop and progress your career across the health and care system;
  • Have access to attractive terms and conditions, including flexible working arrangements;
  • Work with colleagues who are passionate about improving the lives of people we work with in our communities.

About you

You will have a wealth of contract management experience, it would be desirable but not essential to have experience in the health and social care sector and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with both internal colleagues and external partners to proactively manage performance and support the development of multiple contracts in accordance with public sector legislative requirements whilst delivering commercial value.

You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and an ability to drive forward transformative change in a complex and evolving commissioning environment.

The contract management team will be based out of key strategic locations in South, North and East Devon and we will try to suit the location to a place which suits the applicant. The role will initially require regular travel to County Hall, Exeter in addition to locality-based working supported by mobile technologies to facilitate remote working.

We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options and the support available to enable you to develop your skills and experience.

For an informal discussion please contact Sara Morgan-Broom or Jules Shanbury on 01392 385000.

For further information and to apply, please visit website and search using reference REC/19/04969.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role may require a DBS.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.


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