Estates & Contracts Manager

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Estates & Contracts Manager
Contract / Temporary

Northumberland 5923014374573

Posted: 16th May 2023 10:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.35 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    NE61 1BH

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Estates & Contracts Manager   

Reference no: Northumberland 5923014374573   

Pay rate £18.35 per hour PAYE  

This opening assignment is for 3 months 

To support the Fire Support Services (FSS) Senior Management in delivering the priorities and functions of the department. To be the regional project lead for North East Fire and Rescue Authorities (NEFRA) responsible for managing the PFI contract for the 5 new regional fire stations and Headquarters. To manage effectively the regional PFI contract including financial aspects and relationship management/dispute resolution 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Develop and deliver the NFRS Estates Strategy. 
  • To liaise with the Home Office, the Treasury, County Council and external agencies in the management of properties and facilities. 
  • To lead on the regional PFI project and chair for the North East Fire & Rescue Authority.  
  • To manage the regional PFI contract including financial arrangements and quality assurance of payment mechanisms 
  • Responsible for processing and verifying the authority grant payments from DCLG and progress payments to other regional authorities. 
  • Responsible for carrying out market testing and benchmarking for all aspects of the PFI Facilities Management contract. 
  • To manage the PFI Contract for properties occupied by Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue. 
  • To lead on issues relating to Estates (including PFI sites) for maintenance management. 
  • To lead on any Low/Medium/High value alterations required for all regional authorities. 
  • Responsible for project management of building refurbishments, alterations, extensions and new builds 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Health and Safety qualification e.g. IOSH or NEBOSH 
  • Knowledge of prevailing legislation, regulation and best practice relating to facilities and property management. 
  • Working knowledge of relevant local authority procedures. 
  • Working knowledge of Private Finance Initiative contractual arrangements and practices 
  • Knowledge of EU Public Contract Regulations and e-procurement and e-tendering 
  • Experience of preparing, implementing and monitoring of Service Level Agreements / Contracts. 
  • Experience of budget management and payment mechanisms 
  • reports and engage with employees, managers and partners at all levels. 
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Proven ability to produce reports and initiate action 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

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: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your 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. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


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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Estates & Contracts Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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