Contracts Manager

Bloomsbury, London (Greater)
£42,804 - £46,784 per annum
24 Jun 2022
22 Jul 2022
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Contracts Manager

Capital Planning and Programme Management



£42,804 - £46,784 per annum

Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 22 July 2022

Working with other departments, the Capital Planning and Programme Management (CPPM) department is at the forefront of shaping extensive building and construction projects at the Museum and master-planning activity.

The role’s main purpose is to lead on procurement, contracts, and financial reporting activity for building projects, within the CPPM department at the British Museum. Applying technical knowledge and expertise to support on purchasing and procurement for services and works; managing the process for execution of contracts and amendments with legal advice as required; and periodic projects related financial reporting. Currently a Professional Services Consultancy Framework (Construction) is in place which this role will be expected to support and use.

The Contracts Manager will work with senior stakeholders, the Head of Procurement, and Project and Programme Managers to: i) manage the process for planning and delivering procurement activity across the department for consultant appointments and works contracts; ii) support the development and implementation of procurement strategies and best practice procedures to renew and maintain procurement frameworks and/or approved supplier lists, ensuring value for money is achieved; iii) ensure contracts are awarded, agreed and executed; iv) analyse, track and report on financial spend on all capital expenditure for the department. Over time, the role may develop in line with business need, and the post holder will be expected to carry out other reasonable duties as required.

For specific details on job purpose, key areas of responsibility and person specification, please refer to the job description provided.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. 

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:

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The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

We are currently piloting a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage about how flexible working could work for you.

The Museum also adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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