Contract Manager

Employer: City of London

  • Reference: COL/18/58418
  • Published on: Fri 13/04/2018 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 08/05/2018 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £44,788
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: City of London

Central London Forward (CLF) is the strategic partnership for Central London covering the local authorities of Camden, the City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster. Our goal is to improve the lives of our residents by working together to drive inclusive growth within the Central London area, to ensure our residents access the skills, jobs, homes, and support required to benefit from Central London’s dynamic economy.

Central London Works is a new employability programme designed to help out of work resident’s living in Central London in to quality, well-paid jobs. This is an ambitious new project that gives us exciting scope to explore ways of creating opportunities for people with complex needs, and increasing employment among disadvantaged groups. Now, we’re looking for an experienced Contract Manager to play an important role in the project’s success.

As a Contract Manager, you will work closely with the Senior Contract Manager to integrate and coordinate programme delivery activities with the borough’s service delivery. You will play a key role in making sure appropriate systems and processes are in place to manage every aspect of the contract. In collaboration with the programme office team, you’ll manage performance, audit and risk for the contract. This will include implementing strategies to improve performance and service quality. You will also work closely with senior managers at the programme’s provider and our partner boroughs, to implement and sustain governance and reporting arrangements across the boroughs. Along the way, you’ll ensure that lessons learned are captured, communicated, and applied, so that we can continue to evolve programme delivery to provide the best possible service to participants.

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need either a project management qualification or experience of effectively managing large scale, complex commissioned programmes. You will certainly have professional experience of programme management, along with substantial experience of managing high value budgets and contracts. We will expect you to demonstrate experience of working in the context of EU funding streams or equivalent and programmes structured around Payment by Results. A thorough understanding of employment support initiatives is equally important. The ability to analyse and evaluate complex information and present it to non-specialist audiences is crucial. Indeed, from your ability to lead and motivate a team, through to your flair for relationship building, influencing and negotiation at a senior level, it is your way with people that really sets you apart.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we’ll offer you staff benefits that include 28 days’ holiday, a subsidised staff restaurant, a season ticket loan and a variety of discounts on City services and local shops.

This post is solely funded by European Social Fund (funding is secured until 2023).

Closing date 8 May 2018xx 2018.

Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24 hour answerphone) quoting reference number TC570. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes application from all sections of the community.

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