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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Contract Manager

Job Reference: 845-LOC1860

Locala Community Partnerships CIC
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Contract Manager

30 hours - 1 permanent post

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to be part of our Business Development Team at Locala. You will have strong leadership skills and significant experience of contract management.

The post holder will play a key role in delivering a robust contracting function, developing and maintaining appropriate contract governance, ensuring signed contracts are in place for all services, negotiating and developing contracts and undertaking contract management and reporting. In addition you will provide project management support and specialist advice for a designated portfolio of contracts, taking the day to day lead in contract negotiation, monitoring and management for those services.

You will have responsibility for the implementation of a governance framework to underpin all aspects of contract management and negotiation of Locala contracts. As a key member of the Business Development team you will help contribute to business cases and tenders and will support contract negotiation and mobilisation of contracts secured. You will work closely with the Business Development, Finance and Procurement Teams as well as the Business and Service Managers.

The successful candidate will have well developed communication skills to liaise at all levels with internal and external stakeholders, including commissioners. You will have excellent negotiation / influencing skills, a willingness to learn and be able to demonstrate that you can lead and motivate others. Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are essential to ensure that all contract and administrative processes are undertaken efficiently, effectively and to a high standard. Time management skills are crucial as you will need to balance the demands of a busy workload.

For further information about this role, please contact Lorna Peacock on 0303 3309959.

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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