Commercial Manager (Contract)
We work at the heart of the justice system to protect and advance the principles of justice. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everybody.
About the Commercial and Contract Management Directorate (CCMD)
The CCMD supports some of the most innovative commercial work in government, managing over £4bn of contracted spend per year. Its work is crucial to the successful delivery of the £1.3bn prison reform and £700m court reform programmes. The team is responsible for unique justice contracts such as prisoner escort services, electronic tagging and probation, as well as services such as IT, prison food and uniforms.
Being part of a larger commercial team means great opportunities for sharing best practice and exciting career prospects. You’ll also enjoy good work-life balance, with the chance to work both flexibly and remotely.
What you’ll do
You’ll join us in either the Probation Services or Prison Education category.
Prison Education is an exciting new portfolio of commercial work within CCMD Rehabilitation Services. Your main task will be contract management, which involves liaising with third party suppliers. As well as developing and maintaining good working relationships with various contacts, you’ll ensure that commercial practice controls are observed.
Procuring today and tomorrow’s Probation Services is a big responsibility. As part of this team, you’ll handle the strategy, sourcing and management of key contracts and services. You’ll take the lead on commercial activities, performing due diligence and market management. And you’ll be a central contact for a variety of stakeholders.
We’re delivering next generation probation and prison education services contracts through Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS). That means you’ll have the chance to lead commercial activity through these new arrangements, helping stakeholders use DPS and on-boarding new suppliers.
What you’ll need
We’re looking for people with a relevant degree or membership of a professional body such as MCIPS or IACCM. We’ll also welcome your application if you’re not qualified but willing to work towards this. Whatever your background, you’ll have worked on important, high-value contracts with complex financial and legal aspects. You’ll also know about eProcurement portals, Oracle, DPS systems (or similar). Your expertise should be based on a good grasp of public sector procurement legislation and strong project management skills. With multiple stakeholders, your people skills will be crucial.
What happens next
As part of the selection process, we’ll assess you against our profiles in terms of Behaviours, Ability and Experience. If you’re successful, the next step will be an interview.
To join us, please apply now.