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Leicester, Leicester
£34,500 - £43,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can lead the implementation of the contract management framework across an organisation? Do you have an appreciation and understanding of procurement good practice?

Are you looking to be part of a fast-paced, growing and evolving organisation? If so, this is the role for you!

The role

IOSH are recruiting to a brand new and exciting vacancy of Contract Manager. As our Contract Manager you will be experienced in contract management and proficient in leading negotiation and drafting contractual documents.

Based at our Leicester head office and reporting to the Head of Governance, you will be the key contact for the business for all contractual queries. You will support the procurement process and advise the business on the robustness and accuracy of contractual documents.

You will liaise with external suppliers both formally and informally to resolve service issues and ensure contractual obligations are delivered effectively, therefore an ability to work collaboratively and build relationships is essential.

To give you the best possible start you will be placed on a comprehensive induction/training programme to develop your transferable skills and prepare you on your journey.

As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave starting at 25 days extending to 30 days based on length of service.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that leads the way in its sector.

Role responsibilities

Liaise with procurement teams and external procurement advisors to ensure contractual documents contain clear service level agreements, key performance indicators and reflect IOSH’s contract management framework.

Support Directors by reviewing and validating contract documentation prior to contract sign off, liaising with legal advisors where necessary.

Support the procurement process by being part of the procurement team and inputting and supporting the development of tendering documentation.

Liaise with the finance and contract teams to ensure there are robust processes in place to validate contractual payments, taking account of any incentive payments, penalties or rebates.

Supporting the senior responsible owner (and wider contract team where appropriate) to effectively manage suppliers through the contract management process, providing expert advice from a detailed knowledge of the contracts service level agreements and contractual levers.

Build effective relationships with suppliers and ensure communication routes and responsibilities are clearly defined.

Ensure any changes to service agreements are appropriately authorised and varied into the main contract.

Manage the administration of contract management meetings and ensure information is obtained and analysed from both the supplier and key service users prior to the meetings.

Provide an advisory service to the business on all contract related issues.

Provide and present a quarterly performance report across the portfolio of contracts to the Business Management Group.

Report contractual risk to Directors inline with IOSH’s risk policy.

Update and monitor the contracts register informing contract teams of key contract trigger points.

Take responsibility for your own health, safety and wellbeing, and undertake health and safety duties and responsibilities for your role.

Treat all employees, customers and stakeholders with dignity and respect, ensuring IOSH values and behaviours are always demonstrated.

Person specification

Knowledge criteria:

An appreciation and understanding of procurement good practice

Knowledge of commercial and research contractual arrangements and documentation

Knowledge of contract management processes

Skills and abilities criteria:

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines

Ability to work effectively independently, as part of a team and across teams

Ability to assimilate knowledge and share information confidently and persuasively, both in writing and orally

Ability to work under pressure and to think on the spot

Ability to translate complex technical information to educate others from different professional backgrounds

Ability to utilise contract levers to drive the desired outcomes.

Numerate and able to articulate financial mechanisms in written form

Effective negotiation skills

Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with external stakeholders

Experience criteria:

Experience of leading a contract negotiation and drafting the contract documents

Experience of leading contract management meetings and performance managing providers

Experience of supporting and advising others

Excellent writing skills, with an attention to detail and ability to record information in a manner which avoids subjectivity and misinterpretation

Strong IT skills and a willingness to embrace technology

Education criteria:

Educated to degree level or qualified by experience as a Contract Manger


IOSH’s vision is clear: a safe and healthy world of work. Our mission is to be the professional body leading the way in global occupational safety and health. Currently we have 47,000 members in over 130 countries, and work with business around the world to understand the benefits of good safety and health practices.

In the last year, IOSH has driven a momentous amount of change and development. We launched a new ambitious five-year strategy WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health , and embarked upon an organisation-wide transformation programme, Transforming Together .

Our four values – Integrity, Excellence, Flexibility and 'One IOSH' – underpin everything we do. Our people are at the heart of our organisation and work hard to help IOSH deliver its strategy and achieve its vision.

You’ll get more than just a job when you join IOSH. You’ll be joining a supporting and friendly team who understand the value of the people who work here and want to support you as much as you support the organisation. IOSH embraces smarter working practices which offers employees the opportunity to work their hours flexibly and remotely where their roles and business needs allow. In addition to this, you can expect some exciting benefits too:

  • Private medical insurance, paid for by the organisation. You’ll have the option to add partners or dependents for an additional cost.
  • Life insurance up to the value of four times your basic salary for death in service.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.
  • A discretionary bonus scheme upon successful achievement of our KPIs
  • Retail, lifestyle and entertainment discounts and offers through our employee rewards partners.
  • An employee assistance programme for additional support when you need it.
  • Working in a beautiful Grade II listed building, just ten minutes from Leicester City Centre, with free on-site parking.
  • The option to join a professional body relating to your role.
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Refreshed on: 24 January 2020
Closing date: 26 January 2020
Job ref: CMJAN2020
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