Contract Manager – Education PFI

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Contract Manager - Education PFI
Interim Position

Tameside TCL 0008 98EB / 1

Posted: 6th March 2024 10:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £23.67 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Contract Manager - Education PFI

Reference no: Tameside TCL 0008 98EB / 1

Pay Rate: up to £23.67 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Pay rate is negeotiable

Hybrid role with expectation of being in the office x3 days per week.

The prime objective of the post is to manage and develop the Tameside Schools PFI contracts to ensure that they fully support improved education attainment and that they provide value for money. This will involve overseeing the delivery of quality services and targeted benefits through professional contract, project and stakeholder management of the Council’s Education PFI contracts. The role will require strong managerial, analytical and communication skills and the ability to manage complex and multi-dimensional relationships within structured contractual processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Raising CVN’s (Change Variation Notices) & ARF (Authority Request for Funds) for the schools to the SPV for works to be undertaken.
  • Approving CVN’s once approved by the school.
  • Requisition to be raised for CVN’s/ARF’s (GAA (Greater Ashton Academy)/SL (Samuel Laycock School) & Hattersley Project (x 4 schools cluster), we don’t currently do this for Amber).
  • Check all invoices received against paperwork for each job to ensure correct.
  • Receipting of invoices for payment in a timely manner
  • Invoices to be typed up and sent to GAA & SL, answer queries and attend meetings in this regard.
  • Ensuring trackers for each project are kept up to date
  • Checking Monthly report for each project ensuring correct and performance deductions are correct
  • Attend monthly meetings with SPV & FM co to discuss monthly reports
  • Check and approve Unitary Charge invoices each month for all projects, ensure all elements are checked in regard utilities, performance deductions catering etc.
  • Attend monthly FM meeting for all 12 schools.
  • Liaising with schools when emails/calls are received regarding contract/FM issues.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • First degree or equivalent qualification or commensurate relevant experience


  • Awareness of relevant property legislation and industry good practice
  • Expertise in PFI contract management (ideally within the education sector but not essential)


  • Experience of managing PFI contracts using sound contract and project management methodologies and techniques (ideally within the education sector but not essential)
  • Experience of auditing, validating and processing contractual payments
  • Experience of monitoring, analysing and controlling financial budgets
  • Experience of making a significant contribution to partnership working with key stakeholders
  • Experience of supporting and contributing to negotiations on complex contracts and projects
  • Experience of managing complex contracts in a political environment
  • Some experience of PFI contracts
  • Successful track record in contract and performance management within the public sector

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Team player with influential leadership skills
  • Planning, organisation and co-ordination skills – proven ability to prioritise
  • Financial, budget and performance management skills
  • Ability to problem solve in an expedient manner
  • Ability to communicate, both written and orally, to a wide variety of audiences including Senior Officers, Elected Members external partners and service providers
  • An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English
  • Good intellectual and analytical capacity, with the ability to act on and communicate the results of such analysis


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Job Ref: Tameside TCL 0008 98EB / 1
Contract Manager - Education PFI
Client Category: Local Authority

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