Senior Frameworks Manager
This post is Fixed Term until May 2022.
£51,258 - £61,509
What we offer...
We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.
If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.
Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.
If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices (or at home!)
A bit about the role...
Enabling and speeding up the delivery of homes is core to this role and will be responsible for the smooth operation of the agency’s suite of professional and technical frameworks and the forthcoming Development Partner Dynamic Purchasing System.
This is a role where you can demonstrate your innovative and enthusiastic leadership skills and provide a value add commercial function to colleagues in the agency and to other public sector partners.
You’ll bring your commercial acumen to resolve operational issues whilst maintaining constructive relationships with a broad range of suppliers. You’ll maintain compliance with public sector procurement regulations, including assurance of any tender documentation and evaluation processes. To do this you’ll need to build constructive working relationships with our legal and central procurement teams.
Our ethos is to continually develop and improve the services and experiences that add value to our colleagues and partners. There are some exciting projects to get involved in such as enhancing our contract management approach and supplier performance management processes. You’ll have the opportunity to bring creative solutions and improvements in response to customer feedback, agency needs, market circumstances and the latest public procurement policy.
A bit about you…
Delivering on a mission as bold as ours isn’t always easy.
You will have a solid understanding and experience of public sector procurement including the strategy, design and subsequent procurement of high value framework contracts. We will be looking to you to provide commercial mentoring to the team and to play a role in increasing our overall commercial capability. Membership of a relevant institution such as CIPS, RICS or RIBA would be advantageous.
You will have experience of leading and managing a high performing team (currently 4) and developing and providing effective services. You will also be comfortable providing leadership to virtual multi-disciplinary teams in support of specific framework procurements acting as a both a facilitator and vision setter. We will be expecting someone who relishes team working and getting stuck in when needed to take forward innovation and deliver results.
A highly organised and skilled communicator, you’ll be proficient at managing relationships with a variety of teams in the agency and external organisations.
You will be resilient and comfortable in engaging with stakeholders and partners at a senior level, including housebuilders, and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational reality of delivering new homes.
Our priority is to deliver a first-class service to our partners and colleagues you will be used to "spinning several plates" at once and will always be looking for ways to improve and innovate and to share learning.
Please ensure that in your CV you highlight your current skills and experience that specifically link to the role responsibilities and key accountabilities.
Who are we?
We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house-building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes.
We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.
We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme.
Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all working from home at the moment and so our new colleagues can be based almost anywhere providing that their commute to their relevant base office is reasonable when we come back together. Colleague well-being is our top priority.
Please note that Homes England are currently consulting on a pay and grading review. We will share information with candidates about the outcome of this review and any impact that this may have on this role throughout the recruitment process.