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Contract Manager- Procurement

Employer
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Location
Merseyside
Salary
£41, 496 - £44, 539 per annum
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Contract Manager- Procurement

Salary: £41, 496 - £44, 539 per annum

Permanent contract, based at Service Headquarters, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Contract Manger to join Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service’s (MFRS) Procurement team, in its capacity as Lead Authority, to manage the Long Term Capability Management contract that facilitates National Resilience - the UK Government’s Fire and Rescue response to major incidents.  This multi-million pound, gold level contract (~£7M p.a.) manages assets ranging from the latest, state of the art scientific equipment to a fleet of more than 200 vehicles, including heavy goods vehicles and light vans in conjunction with the Prime Contractor. The position requires close working with the Contractor’s peer group and includes attendance at regular meetings in various locations such as Bardon, London and Merseyside. 

Reporting to and supported by the Head of Procurement, the role includes all aspects of contractor performance such as change management, budgetary control, periodic auditing, risk management as well as administration to ensure successful delivery against challenging timeframes.  he  high profile role also requires relationship management with MFRS’s Senior Leadership Team and others stakeholders including those within Home Office.

The role has many opportunities for autonomy and responsibility, to ensure the contract’s smooth operation.  You will be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision and oversight from senior colleagues. You will be keen to continue to hone your judgement and professional/technical skills, taking pride in your work whilst supporting and developing others.  You will need to fulfil this role in a way that is reflective of our values: courage, integrity, compassion, and display a high degree of flexibility, accountability and initiative.

The full list of Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills have been detailed in the accompanying Person Specification.  More details about the role can be found in the Job Profile.

What can we offer you?

•  Full flexible working arrangements with a 35 hour working week

•  23 days’ holiday, (rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service) plus Bank holidays and 2 additional Extra Statutory days added to the holiday entitlement

•  Access to free on-site gym

•  Free, secure parking

•   On-site canteen

•  Contributory pension by both the employee and by MFRS

•  Excellent Occupational Health services and Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 12 May 2024

Interviews: Thursday 23 May 2024

Pension Considerations

Annual Allowance

Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance implications. A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge. Further information on Annual Allowance can be obtained from the Pensions team, or the Pension Administrator website (LPP for Firefighter pension(s) and Merseyside pension Fund for LGPS). 

 Lifetime Allowance 

Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Lifetime Allowance implications. A breach in the Lifetime Allowance threshold will result in a Tax charge. Further information on Lifetime Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team, or the Pension Administrator website (LPP for Firefighter pension(s) and Merseyside pension Fund for LGPS). 

Temporary Promotions/Positions 

Please note that any period of ‘temporary’, whether that is by way of promotion or allowances associated with a temporary position, will be treated as non-pensionable.

Safeguarding

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

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