At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and want to be known as a Council that is an exemplar for citizen engagement. This is a new era for the Council, and we are redefining the relationships we have with our residents, community groups, businesses, voluntary sector, central government and other partners.
About the role
This is a new role that has been established within the organisation to oversee the contract and performance management of a number of cross directorate services. The role reports to the Corporate Head - Contracts, working alongside other teams within the Contracts Service, in the Corporate & Commercial Directorate. The right person for this role will have strong project management, with a track record of delivery is essential, as is experience of commissioning and contract management, excellent communication skills to liaise with colleagues and other stakeholders to coordinate and support service delivery, ensure continuous improvement and good value for money.
We are looking for an experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable contract or performance manager. The role requires exceptional organisation, project management, stakeholder management, data analysis and presentation skills, budget management, planning and multi-tasking capabilities. You must have a good understanding/experience of commissioning processes and contract management. You will be a self-starter as well as being motivated to work collaboratively and in an agile way.
We offer the chance to join a forward thinking organisation that is committed to transforming its business and improving outcomes for residents and driving improved value for money. We have a modern working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly. This role will enable you to work with a wide range of internal and external partners, shape it for yourself etc.
Benefits we offer
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
- 29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Interest free season loan ticket
- Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
- Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
- Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
- A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued
- Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.
To apply please complete our online application form, making sure you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the competencies set out in the role profile when completing your supporting statement, along with a copy of your CV.
Successful shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.
The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
Closing date: 6th December 2019
Interview date: 18th December 2019