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Contract Management Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/164579
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 16:04 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/09/2021, 16:04 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Contract Management Officer

Team: Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service (BESS)

Job Family: Providing CBG7
Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Hours: Full-time - 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, currently home working

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years

Closing Date: 27th September 2021
Interview Dates: 5th and 6th October 2021 via Microsoft Teams


More about the role:

The aim of BESS is to develop and provide services that support adults, young people, businesses and local communities improve their skills levels, support growth in the local economy and increase the number of people who progress into further training and employment. You’ll find your greatness working closely with colleagues and providers to ensure relevant learning provision is available to support residents of Central Bedfordshire.


As a Contract Management Officer (CMO) you will support day to day contract management activities, working alongside the Contract Manager and a number of external providers. You’ll assist with a variety of contract management tasks to ensure our adult learning programme meets key indicators and levels of performance and is contractually compliant. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Generating, reviewing and monitoring performance data.

  • Updating, maintaining and tracking records and data, using Excel and an electronic data management system.
  • Reviewing funding use and contributing to discussions around commissioning requirements and subcontractor performance.
  • Liaising with subcontractors (both online and, when able, in classroom settings) to ensure all delivery evidence requirements are met.
  • Carrying out no notice visits to ensure contract compliance.
  • Engaging with learners to ensure eligibility criteria are being adhered to.
  • Attending and contributing to performance review meetings.
  • General administrative support and taking meeting minutes will also be expected.


If you have experience of contract compliance within adult education (or other related field) then we would love to hear from you. Join our team and let us help you find your greatness.


Knowledge of delivering under the Education Skills Funding Agency provision is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. Please note this post will include travel to our Adult Education centre in Houghton Regis, provider premises and delivery venues across both Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Contract Management Officer


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Rachel Looker at or call 0300 300 6471.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  



Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.