Contract Manager

London Borough of Islington

Islington, London

  • Location

    Islington, London

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £37,491 - £39,462

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 August 2021

  • Client

    London Borough of Islington

Ref: GSe77347






Towards a fairer Islington.

We are determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life. We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused, and supported to give their very best.

Contract Manager

Our Affordable Workspace Strategy is central to ensuring our Islington economy works for all residents and local businesses where everyone can thrive, no matter where you come from. We provide a range of spaces to locally owned businesses that are rooted in Islington, with social value at the heart of our contracts.

As our new contract manager on this critical programme, you will ensure an effective system of contract management exists between us, our operators, and our communities. You will manage individual concession and lease agreements directly with providers and ensure all social value commitments are delivered.

You will advise on the drafting of innovative specifications and agreements for workspaces to be commissioned to effectively manage the legal arrangements once in place. You will work with the Head of Service to design and develop a cycle of programme and project evaluation; reporting on contractual outputs, performance, and operational issues to a broad range of stakeholders including Chief Officers and elected members.

To succeed in this role, you will have experience of working in the shared or affordable workspace sector, property, asset management or contracted services. You will understand public sector procurement and quality management systems and a track record in managing contracts with external service providers.

You should be comfortable developing and applying commercial approaches and principles to service delivery and projects, with demonstrable experience of building innovative and alternative delivery models as the needs of the programme and its customers change. You will be able to use both business and financial planning techniques to adapt and develop the programme.

You will use contract and performance data to drive continuous improvement of operational services delivered by both the authority and external providers.

For more information about the role or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743), Charlotte Croffie (07551 566 195) or Sian Roberts (01978 862 768) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson, or email



Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
Sunday 22nd August


How to Apply


  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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