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Performance and Contracts Manager
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: RBC/21/143181
  • Published: Fri 12/02/2021, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 11:25 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,821 - £48,847
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Performance and Contracts Manager

Digital and ICT. Performance and Contracts Manager


Full time 37 hours

Ref: RES0167


£42,821 - £48,847


There has never been a better or more exciting time to join Reading Borough Council’s Digital and ICT team.


We are strengthening and expanding the team as we move to a new, multi-supplier operating model designed to make the best use of Digital and ICT capabilities, now and in the future, to enable our internal and external customers to deliver services of critical importance to the citizens and businesses of Reading.  The team will oversee the delivery and ongoing evolution of services from specialist suppliers, making sure that the overall service meets our customers’ needs, is well integrated, high-performing and secure.


Simultaneously, we are working with the wider business and external stakeholders to develop the organisation’s digital transformation strategy. The team will be at the heart of turning that strategy into reality.


Why work in Reading

Reading is a Digital and ICT city



About the role

You will be responsible for commercial and contract management across our Digital & ICT contracts, for managing internal service level agreements, and for managing and monitoring the financial performance of our Digital & ICT services.  You will combine strong commercial and financial experience with the ability to build effective internal and external working relationships in a fast-changing and dynamic environment.



About you

The following experience is required for this role:

  • A relevant professional qualification, such as IACCM or an equivalent, recognised business qualification would be desirable.
  • Awareness of what best practice looks like for services being delivered and what other authorities are doing in the field.
  • Knowledge of how to terminate contracts appropriately and legally where necessary.
  • Able to support research and comparison into delivery models across both Public and Private Sector, including the development of options, feasibility, and support of business case preparation.
  • Established technical writing skills and the ability to develop/support the development of robust Business Cases.
  • Awareness of relevant legislation e.g. The General Power of Competence, pricing limitations re cost recovery, use of surplus etc.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to resolve complex challenges and shape future opportunities.
  • Show Continual Professional Development in financial industry and practises
  • Ability to work multiple complex initiatives simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to dialogue, negotiate, influence and work with all levels of internal stakeholder and external suppliers collaboratively and constructively.




Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:


  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax


For more information on this position please contact

Closing Date: 28th February

Interview Date: tbc


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.