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The role

We are looking for an exceptional CIPS-qualified senior contracts and procurement manager to lead the contracts team within Corporate Facilities Management (CFM). Do you have the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to hit the ground running in this key role within a fast paced facilities management department? Can you quickly build collaborative client relationships, lead and develop your team of contract managers and officers and work across a variety of functions, bringing enthusiasm, drive, commitment and a can do attitude to the role?

If you have a proven track record in managing the full procurement and contract management cycle within facilities management and have extensive experience of strategy development, change management, report writing, substantial service redesign, a comprehensive understanding of governance processes and a track record of developing and implementing major work programmes we want to hear from you.

You will lead the Council’s corporate procurement and contract strategy for pan Council facilities management contracted services driving change, service improvements and delivering sustainable cost efficiencies, whilst establishing and maintaining good working relationships with suppliers, contractors and stakeholders across the Council. As lead procurement and contracts subject matter expert within CFM you will ensure that the Council’s strategic facilities management and ancillary contracts are properly procured and contract managed. You will ideally have considerable experience of NEC3 or other Government Procurement Solution contracts gained from local or central government or a similar environment.

About us

Southwark is vibrant and enticing borough to live, work and visit. As a council we are wholly committed to our Fairer Futures promise, which ensures our residents are central to everything we do.

In your role we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family friendly policies and an exceptional benefits package that support a great work life balance.

Application arrangements

For more information and to apply, please contact our agency partner Build Recruitment and their consultants will guide you through the process.

Marcus May - /0203 434 4594

Simeon McTighe - / 0203 434 4594

Additional salary details

In addition to a base salary of £51,663 - £64,725, this role attracts a JNC benefits B package to the value of £2724 (pro rata and reviewed annually).  

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 11.59pm 1st August 2021
Interviews and assessments: from W/C 16th / 23rd August 2021. 

Please note interviews are currently expected to take place at our Tooley Street offices with masks and social distancing still in place.