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Contract Manager North of England

Yorkshire and Humber and North East, Cumbria
Salary Details:
circa £40,495 (plus car allowance £4,500pa)
16 May 2021
About the role
Due to recent contract wins we have an exciting opportunity for a NCS Contract Manager to join our Careers and Employability Senior Management Team.

Job title: NCS Contract Manager (Careers & Employability)

Location: North East / Yorkshire & Humber (can be based out of Gateshead or Sheffield office)

Salary and Benefits: c£40,495 + £4500 Car Allowance We also offer a generous holiday allowance (30 days), a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. 

The Contract Manager will play a key role in leading and defining the strategic direction of significant value contracts in the North of England.  This is a senior role, with significant accountabilities and responsibilities for the achievement of contract objectives. The post holder will be expected to apply our careers resources and infrastructure to maximise opportunities for beneficiaries, ensuring the right strategic approach to address barriers to employment through innovative solutions.

The Contract Manager will be a key part of our North of England regional management group, helping to shape and develop our regional careers and employability strategy while also being part of the directorates Senior Management Team.  The post-holder will be required to travel to meetings with clients and partners which could include overnight stays.

If you are an experienced leader who excels at managing experienced managers, comfortable managing large budgets, believes in exceeding client and beneficiaries needs and you are committed to quality and changing lives then we would be keen to hear from you.  Ideally you will have expertise in the careers or employability sector however we are also keen to hear from excellent candidates in other relevant programme delivery sectors. The attached job description provides a detailed summary of the key role objectives and the skills and experience we are looking for.

Closing date: Friday 14th May 2021 (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)  

Interview dates: Virtual Interviews will take place on Friday 21st May using Microsoft Teams.

How to apply: Towards the bottom of this page you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV. 

COVID-19: We continue to follow the guidance from the UK Government and will be conducting most interviews virtually. Education Development Trust supports flexible working, with the majority of colleagues continuing to work from home throughout this pandemic.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring

About the organisation
Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.
To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.
Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.