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Estates Contracts Manager

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 Closes: 26 Jan 2020
London £32,000 - £37,865
Permanent & Full-time defra/20200114173303

The Post is based within the Estates (Facilities Management) works function. Reporting to the Senior Facilities Manager the role will be responsible to for the contract management administration of 40 + service contracts to both the Estates Operational & Capital Development Department.

The main purpose of this role is to support the Estates Operations & Capital Development Department in increasing operational efficiency, by developing, implementing and maintaining a best practice contract management process across the Estates Department supplier base, which will attending contractor quarterly review meetings, maintaining departmental supplier base and actively participating in tendering processes.


To be successful in this position, you'll need to have demonstrable contract management experience and experience of working in a large organisation. You'll also have extensive knowledge of the following;

Knowledge of detailed quality contract creation and criterion
Previous Tender processes & tender evaluation experience, in particular within FM function
Modern Slavery Act
Bribery Act.



Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

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Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

Interviews are planned for week commencing 3rd February.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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