Contract Manager

4 days left

Council House Complex
£31,895 - £37,568 per annum. Incremental progression is subject to performance.
27 Jul 2022
21 Aug 2022
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Full time permanent
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37.0 Hours per Week

We have a great opportunity for a motivated and innovative Contract Manager who can help us design, establish and maintain our Contract Management & Quality Assurance Framework for independent fostering, residential and supported accommodation placements for our Children Looked After. 

As Contract Manager, you will be responsible for monitoring and reviewing the performance of a portfolio of contracts, responding to and addressing quality assurance and the performance of our contracts to ensure that we use our funding in the most effective way to provide the right support to children, in the right place, at the right time. You will be responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with a multitude of independent providers and partner agencies whilst ensuring our Children & Young People are securing positive outcomes in line with their care plan.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree or will be able to demonstrate specialist skills and knowledge gained from experiential learning
  • Experience of contract management and working knowledge of its practices, regulatory frameworks and techniques.
  • Experience in planning, management and delivery of projects
  • The ability to engage and build relationships with providers and stakeholder at all levels using strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commercial awareness of managing external suppliers and assessing market requirements

In return, you will be working as part of a friendly team, and will have the opportunity to shape and further develop our Contract Management & Quality Assurance Framework that improves outcomes for our Children and Young People and ensuring our independent fostering and residential placements deliver best value.

Working for Solihull, we also offer:

  • Further opportunities for training and development
  • Generous leave entitlement (which rises with continuous service) including the potential for flexi leave up to 24 days per year. The opportunity to buy up to 10 additional days’ annual leave per year.
  • Family and Carer friendly policies
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

And in line with our Smarter Ways of Working, we offer the opportunity for a positive work life balance though blended working; working from both your home and our conveniently located and newly refurbished offices in Solihull town centre.


To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Aimee Wright, Commissioning Manager, 0121 704 8542.

Socially distanced interviews will take place on Tuesday 6th September 2022.

Please note, we are not accepting CVs for this post.

This post requires a DBS check.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

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