Interim Principal Contracts Officer – Capital

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Interim Principal Contracts Officer - Capital
Interim Position
Lambeth RQ356550
  • Pay Rate: £20.66 per hour PAYE
  • Hours per Week: 35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months
  • London, SW2 1RW
What's involved with this role:

Responsible for supporting the analysis of all contracts by providing continual reporting information with regard to performance and financial trends to ensure business effectiveness and financial efficiency is achieved.

To assist in the monitoring, development and implementation of modern contract and relationship management practices which will shape the future and facilitate the delivery of a quality solution.

To ensure effective links exist across the Facilities Management team, with contractors and other business work groups in the Council.

To assist the Business Manager in the preparation of the capital budgets for Business & Customer Services contracts.

To monitor the budget relating to contracts in Business & Customer Services and provide regular management information to the Business Manager and Leadership Team.

To contribute ideas, suggestions and feedback on systems and procedures to enhance the effectiveness and performance of the contracts.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

  1. Your address (including post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Degree level or equivalent e.g. NVQ level 4 &/or relevant experience
  5. Experience:
    1. Significant experience of contract management
    2. Experience of monitoring and reconciling budgets
    3. Significant experience of working in a Customer    Services, Finance or Local Authority management environment
    4. Experience of using computer systems in the    production of statistical information
  6. Knowledge:
    1. In-depth knowledge of Local Authority financial controls, processes and standing orders
    2. Knowledge of budgeting, monitoring, business process improvement and financial systems.
    3. Detailed knowledge of risk management / financial control techniques
  7. Skills:
    1. Ability to build and maintain effective ‘project’ teams across multiple organisations/partnerships
    2. A committed team player, honest, loyal, and trustworthy.  Keen to develop and continually improve both on a personal level and in terms of contributing to the performance of the authority
    3. Ability to analyse and solve problems with an appreciation of possible longer-term implications
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
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Job Ref: Lambeth RQ356550
Interim Principal Contracts Officer - Capital
Client Category: Local Authority

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