Interim Contracts Curriculum & Funding Manager

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Interim Contracts Curriculum & Funding Manager
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ679886

Posted: 15th September 2022 11:36
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.56 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Contracts Curriculum & Funding Manager   

Job Ref: Greenwich RQ679886   

Pay Rate: £25.56 per hour PAYE   


Enhanced DBS required for this role 

Contracts, Curriculum and Funding Manager to join the Council’s Adult Skills and Community Learning Team. This is a pivotal and rewarding role within the Team, reporting to the Head of Community Learning and Skills, and managing sub-contracted providers to meet the needs of learners, the Council’s priorities for employment and skills, and Education and Skills Funding Agency, and Ofsted requirements   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Manage the Council’s Framework Agreement for Employment and Skills as agreed by members, organising and manage all stages of the procurement and contracting process to establish a Framework Agreement with over 50 providers (currently), ensuring all processes meet Legal, Financial and Procurement requirements. 
  • Manage delivery of the Royal Borough’s Adult Skills, Family and Community Learning programme (currently £2m per annum) as commissioned in accordance with members’ approval, ensuring that a high-quality service is delivered by the Council’s sub-contracted providers to meet the needs of learners in relation to employment and skills, and ensure it complies with Funding Rules. 
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the service fulfils the strategic policy requirements of the Council’s Corporate Plan objectives for employment and skills by regularly reviewing, identifying and commissioning learning and skills provision, including strategic changes of direction in the service where required.  Ensure provision meets the Council’s strategic requirements where the commissioned provision supports other services e.g., health, families, community cohesion, community safety, sustainability. 
  • Take responsibility for the implementation of the Council’s Commissioning Plan by developing and planning a broad curriculum offer that is effective and relevant in terms of meeting local resident and employer needs and supporting key strategic objectives in the Council’s Corporate Plan. 
  • Prepare decision reports for Senior Officers and/or Members approval on proposals for delivery of or strategic policy for the Adult and Community Learning Service. 
  • Work at a strategic level to ensure that the Council’s commissioned service delivers to the wider Local London and policy agenda and requirements, such as the Adult Education Roadmap for London, ensuring that the Adult Education Budget tackles the skills challenges that and London face and meets the needs of both residents and the local economy, including addressing social and economic inequalities. 
  • Deal with enquiries from and provide advice to Council Members, other directorates, government departments, members of the public and businesses on issues pertinent to the service. 
  • Deputise for the Head of Skills and Learning as and when required. 
  • Lead on the commissioning and skills programmes, drafting specifications, organising and managing the tendering and evaluation process. Negotiate and agree contracts with sub-contractors including delivery milestones, targets and KPIs.   
  • Develop and commission bespoke pre-employment and specialist vocational training for customers, preparing them for job opportunities working with Local Labour and Business managers and sub-contracted training providers to ensure training matches employers’ requirements 

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

  • Good understanding of adult skills provision, whether this is in an educational, skills provider or local authority setting 
  • Sound understanding of the context for adult skills and community learning 
  • Substantial experience of funding and contract management 
  • Ability to apply this to manage contracts and finance, support development of the curriculum, commission provision, and have good relationships with providers and stakeholders 

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. 

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. 

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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Interim Contracts Curriculum & Funding Manager
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Client Category: Local Authority

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