At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
Portsmouth City Council delivers many public services through external companies. These external contracts have a combined annual value in excess of £300 million. This post, in the central Procurement department, has responsibility for providing contract management leadership for strategic contracts across the Council each worth over £4m and up to £650m. The role reports directly to the Assistant Director of Contracts, Commercial & Procurement who reports to the Chief Finance Officer and members.
What you'll need to succeed
It is essential that you are able to read and understand large, complex contracts and accurately brief non specialist colleagues on how to ensure the delivery of the intended performance standards and benefits. You must be able to brief and present to Directors and Members as well as impact and influence senior supplier representatives. You will be qualified to degree standard or have equivalent experience. In addition you will need substantial contract management experience preferably including some in local government. Full membership (level 6) of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS); or IACCM contract and commercial management practitioner or advanced practitioner; or actively working towards one of these qualifications would be desirable.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.