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Senior Contract Management Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC1059RS
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 7:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 (£38,023 - £43,720) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Senior Contract Management Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic senior contact management officer to join our expert team that commission a wide range of adult services, on behalf of Medway residents. The Adults Partnership Commissioning team are a forward thinking and experienced service, that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and Kent & Medway Clinical Commissioning Group. The successful applicant will work closely with the programme lead to contract manage existing homecare and extra care services as well as identify and develop new services taking them through the commissioning cycle, including but not exclusive to service specification design, market stimulation and engagement, stakeholder management, key performance indicator design and contract mobilisation.

This exciting opportunity will give the successful applicant the ability to contribute extensively to commissioned adult social care services across Medway. They will gain knowledge and experience from highly skilled team members and will also be given the opportunity to showcase their own skills and competencies in contract management, project management and commissioning. They will be expected to work in partnership with providers, other agencies, and strategic networks.

The Senior Contract Management Officer will ensure all programme plans, activity data, and performance are regularly updated and maintained on the Programme Management System. They will need to ensure that all commissioning activity is carried out in accordance with legislation, national guidelines, Kent & Medway’s Clinical Commissioning Group and Medway Council’s policy and procedures. The successful applicant will need to ensure these are applied using the principles of good practice including ethics and probity and take account of safeguarding policy and standards.

We are looking for applicants with an enthusiasm to keep developing their existing contract / project management and commissioning skills. We are keen to hear from potential applicants with commissioning experience or with experience as a provider of adult social care services. 

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please email Jack Rye – to schedule a call.

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.