Interim Contracts and Grants Specialist

Discipline: Project Management

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 06/04/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £400 - £450 per day


A local government is currently looking to recruit for an Interim Contract’s and Grants Specialist.

You will have responsibility for ensuring timely execution of all stages of the organisations contract and grants process. Provide a management overview and oversight of the efficacy of the organisations contract and grants process including the leadership of continuous improvement activity.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Work with commissioners to translate specifications into contract and grant
  • Work with commissioners to advice on and enact variations to contract and
  • Manage and track the pipeline of upcoming, in progress and expiring contracts and
  • Work with finance colleagues to manage sign-off at all stages of contract and grant
  • Work with procurement to ensure compliance with the organisations processes and
  • Maintain standardised approach to contract and grant terms and conditions including managing periodic updates where deemed
  • Gatekeep and work with legal for advice on non-standard contract or grants where deemed appropriate and ensure appropriate legal advice is
  • Gatekeep and work with other technical specialists, including GDPR, to ensure a consistent approach and provide guidance to commissioners on appropriateness of
  • Ensure that all contractual and grant agreements and variations are appropriately stored and archived.
  • Advise commissioners of recourses in the event of contract
  • Coordinate and respond to audit requirements from DARA or other external bodies in relation to contract and
  • Provide assurance and periodic updates to CFO and Directors on performance, efficacy and compliance of the organisations contract and grants processes.



  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience of contracts and grants within a service delivery environment.
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing and delivering efficient processes for the timely execution of contracts and
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, build relationships, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders, and other technical
  • Committed to quality outcomes and value for money for commissioned and operational
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment and deliver the priorities at
  • Managing a quality service – define and integrate clear structures, policies, systems and resources to promote efficient service
  • Ability to work across teams and directorates to deliver the priorities, building rapport and motivating others to


The role will be remote working due to COVID-19.

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33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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