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Contract Management Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/168412
  • Published: Mon 11/10/2021, 17:02 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 27/10/2021, 17:03 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • 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 October 2021
Interview Date: 8th and 9th November 2021 via Microsoft Teams



More about the role:

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 training providers. You’ll be responsible for a variety of contract management tasks to ensure our adult learning programme meets key indicators, levels of performance and is contractually compliant.


BESS develops and provides services that support adults, young people and businesses improve their skills, that support growth in the local economy and which increase the opportunities for people who want to progress into further education, training and/or employment. You’ll find your greatness working closely with colleagues and external training providers to ensure relevant learning provision is available to support residents of Central Bedfordshire.


The right candidate will have excellent communication skills and attention to detail. You must be able to effectively communicate with Council colleagues, providers and learners. A true multi-tasker, you must have experience in using a variety of Microsoft applications. Training will also be given on the use of our management information system.


Experience of applying legislation or company policy would be beneficial along with the confidence to raise and challenge any non-compliance issues.


If you have experience of the above and are looking to take the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Join our team and let us help you find your greatness.


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. Please note that you must have a full valid driving licence and use of a vehicle for this post as you will be driving for business use on a regular basis. You will be asked to confirm this at interview.


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