Sector: Public Sector Body
Location: South East
Date posted: 21/03/2020
Salary: £29,046 - £33,732 per annum
The Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Programme was established 2015 and is working across the Eastern Region (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent Police Forces) to develop and implement successful collaborative solutions to protect the front-line local delivery of policing.
The Programme covers a geographic area of more than 9,000 square miles, serving nearly 8 million residents. This makes it one of the most ambitious police partnership programmes ever undertaken.
The Seven Force Procurement Team is a new shared procurement service supporting these 7 police forces. This collaboration is responsible for third party spend of approximately £230m per annum, making the Collaboration the second largest police procurement collective after the Metropolitan Police, using its buying power to secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits.
To enable the delivery of effective and efficient police services and provide support for victims in the eastern region by procuring and managing high quality, value for money contracts; number of fantastic opportunities have arisen for outstanding procurement professionals.
Reporting into the Contracts Manager, the Contracts Officer will assist in the rolling out of contract management processes and methodology; and ensure that robust and appropriate contract management activity is undertaken on a designated list of contracts and your responsibilities will include:
- Lead on the training of local business stakeholders to ensure best practice contract management methodology is established across the 7 forces
- Undertake contract management activities with key suppliers
- Produce and communicate relevant management information for designated contracts
- Explore, identify and apply innovative contract management approaches for the delivery of projects.
- Monitor contract spend for those contracts which fall within the remit of the commercial delivery team
The successful candidate must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to confidently liaise with staff/officers and stakeholders at all levels. You will have Good analytical skills to align procurement solutions with customer needs, a good understanding of contract management best-practice and how to apply it and strong negotiating skills. You will be well-organised with robust time management and project management skills and the ability to travel as required throughout the 7 Forces.
For further information on the opportunities available and how to apply, please visit our dedicated microsite: https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/sevenforces
For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Joe Tyrrell from Allen Lane at any time. Please send through your CV, supporting statement (no more than 2 sides) and current remuneration to Joe by 11th March. Please reference the role to which you are applying in the subject heading.
NB This role can be based within any of the Counties listed above.