Interim Contract and Performance Officer

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Hybrid working

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 04/07/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £250 - £330 per day


A government body are currently currently looking to recruit an Interim  Contract and Performance Officer  to work across the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy.

Responsible for performance and performance information ensuring the consistent delivery of contracts in order to meet the priorities set within the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy. Ensure providers are held to account with a focus on continuous improvement, innovation and achieving value for money. Ability to work with a variety of providers across sectors to achieve contractual priorities.


  • Ensure the effective delivery and performance of the clients contracts focusing on value for money, contractual compliance and good outcomes.
  • Be responsible for performance data in accordance with contractual obligations.  Produce clear data in a timely manner and circulate to all relevant parties.
  • Advise and be involved in all stages of contract management including negotiations and finalising contracts, contractual effectiveness and relationship building. Escalate significant risks to line manager.
  • Build effective working relationships with providers, promoting accountability, risk management and continuous improvement.  Where possible innovation should be encouraged.
  • Set up and maintain regular contractual meetings to review performance and resolve any disputes at the earliest opportunity. Maintain accurate records and actions accordingly.
  • Work closely with finance ensuring spending is regularly reviewed and services are delivered within the prescribed financial envelope, thus managing associated risks.
  • Contribute to the development of new processes and procedures to ensure the effective delivery of contracts across the Directorate.
  • Deliver and review a quality assurance process which ensures contractors maintain high standards.


  • Experience of contract management.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and demonstrable experience of providing briefings and other written materials.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage various processes simultaneously, prioritise workloads and work with others to deliver quality products.
  • Good political judgement.
  • Willingness and experience of change and organisational upwards management.

You will have worked in a similar role within the public sector and have a good understanding of commissioning/grants/P

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