Interim Contract and Grants Manager

Discipline: IT

Sector: Local Government

Location: Hybrid working

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/07/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £350 - £400 per day

Details

A government body are currently currently looking to recruit a Contract and Grant’s Manager to manage the contracts across their Domestic Abuse Strategy

  • As the contract and grants manager, responsible for ensuring effective management of contracts in order to meet the priorities set within the London Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy.
  • Ensure providers are held to account with a focus on continuous improvement, innovation and achieving value for money.
  • Responsible for timely execution of contracts and grants related to the delivery of the London Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy.

Role

  • Work with commissioners to translate specifications for services related to delivery of the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy into contract and grant terms.
  • Work with commissioners to advise on and enact variations to contracts and grants.
  • Manage a team of Contract and Performance Officers to ensure the effective delivery of contracts, taking responsibility for the management of high-value contracts, and ensuring a focus on value for money, contractual compliance and good outcomes across all contracts.
  • Advise and be involved in all stages of contract management including negotiations and finalising contracts, contractual effectiveness and relationship building. Ensure significant risks are escalated appropriately to line manager.
  • Build effective working relationships with providers, promoting accountability, risk management and continuous improvement.  Where possible innovation should be encouraged.
  • Ensure processes are in place for regular contractual meetings to review performance and resolve any disputes. Ensure maintenance of 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

  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience of contracts and grants within a service delivery environment.
  • A proven track record of managing the successful delivery of contracts ensuring a focus on value for money, contractual compliance and delivering good outcomes.
  • Committed to quality outcomes and value for money for commissioned and operational services.
  • You will have worked in a similar role within the public sector and have a good understanding of commissioning/grants

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