28 August 2019
Head of Contracts
A London Council are seeking an interim Head of Contracts. As part of the council’s approach to being ruthlessly financially efficient, and significant financial challenges in the coming years, the role of Heads of Contracts will drive up standards of contract management and monitoring across the Council, promote and lead on responsible procurement and maximise Social Value. You will also support the Head of Commercial and Sales in the development of new streams of income through the commercialisation of our services replacing our reduced government grants.In this role duties will include but not be limited to:
- To lead the Council’s Procurement Team and represent the Council’s interests in joint procurements undertaken with other organisations
- Reviewing and assessing the potential to develop strategic partnerships with sector specialists.
- Assessing the risks to the Council and its services of any new commercial opportunities.
- Ensuring that regular reviews are carried out with customers, to ensure that their needs are being met and that excellent customer service is achieved
This will be a FTC for 18 months, and salary will be dependent on experience.
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.
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