Transformation Manager – Contract Management
Has your significant experience of the strategic management of large or complex contracts been gained in several different organisations/roles? Would you make the most of that experience while working in a historic setting? Then the House of Commons In-House Services team has the ideal opportunity.
The In-House Services team provides high quality facilities and services to Members and their staff, and to the staff of the House of Commons in order to provide them with a clean, comfortable, safe and efficient working environment. We also work with the Parliamentary Security Department to support the management and control of access to the parliamentary estate. And, what an estate it is. Consisting of buildings that range from the historic Palace of Westminster to the modern Portcullis House, it’s located within a UNESCO World Heritage site and spans four conservation areas. In short, it's a great environment to work in – and here's your opportunity.
Your challenge? To lead on the development and implementation of strategies and policies to transform Parliament’s contract management practice, including internal/external compliance. As well as defining, implementing and transforming strategy and policy, we’ll rely on you to administer the tools utilised by the ‘community’ of contract managers across both Houses too. You’ll also be an advocate for professional standards and good practice for all contractual matters. Overseeing contract management activity, providing advice and guidance and coaching contract managers and, when necessary, supporting other transformation projects/programmes ‘internal’ to In-House Services – all are elements of this high profile role.
To succeed, you’ll need relevant membership and a professional/technical qualification from an appropriate accredited organisation (e.g. Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply). You’ll also need a track record in contract management that’s given you a deep and professional knowledge of a range of contracts, contract management techniques, tools and methods. The ability to balance long-term strategic plans with the day-to-day operational is important too, as is the commercial acumen it takes to anticipate and plan for the evolving needs of Parliament. An excellent negotiator who quickly establishes authority and credibility, you’re great at building collaborative relationships. What’s more, you’re able to use logic, reasoning, empathy and tenacity to persuade, influence and challenge people at all levels, in order to consistently achieve positive outcomes.
In addition to an attractive salary, the benefits package includes the possibility of flexible working, while annual leave entitlement starts at 30 days per year. There are also subsidised canteens and a gym on-site and a season ticket loan scheme is available.
For further information or to apply, visit: www.houseofcommons-careers.org.uk
Closing date: Midnight 19th August 2018
Interview Date: 5th September 2018