Shape a better future with us
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Due to the continued expansion and development of our commercial function and strategy we now have a brand new role to fill.
Your role in our journey
Strategic Contract Manager
A commercial thinker with a smart approach to strategy, you’ll relish taking overall responsibility for the development of the council’s contract management framework. From leading the development of policy and processes, to ensuring effective contractual performance and compliance - you’ll help us to deliver the very best for our communities.
As the Strategic Contract Manager you’ll help us to keep on providing value for money - and to do it better than ever. To help the council achieve this you’ll develop a contract arrangement toolkit and deliver the required training and guidance for colleagues.
Recognised for your expertise in contract management, you’ll work closely with both external and internal key stakeholders and supervise a dedicated Procurement Officer. Crucially, you will share your strategic, commercial and contract management ideas across the Council; influencing practice and making a visible difference.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need to either have or be willing to achieve a professional Level 6 qualification in a relevant field. A project or programme management qualification, such as Prince 2 or MSP, would also be advantage but is not essential. You will certainly bring to the role proven experience of developing contract management strategies and toolkits within a large and complex organisation. A skilled analyst of information and assessor of risk, you have developed, negotiated and managed contracts to achieve the best possible value.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.