Contracts Manager | Charitable Organisation | Oxfordshire

Based in Oxfordshire this not-for-profit charity is looking to appoint a Contracts Manager to join its growing team to look after a JV and a local government property partner. You

You will manage that relationship and contract. It is not a pure Procurement role, but strong negotiation skills and an understanding of contract law is essential.

It’s not a property role but an understanding of property is of benefit. This is a great opportunity to further your career and is a new role; reporting into the Deputy CEO.

As Contracts Manager your key responsibilities will be:

  • Oversee adherence of the charity’s three long-term block contracts and Extra Care Housing contracts by full understanding of the contracts, its terms and key contractual milestones
  • To be the initial point of contact for our Local Authorities and CCGs in relation to contractual matters and opportunities
  • Working with the Deputy CEO, JV partners and stakeholders work on strategies ahead of the contract end dates for the Trust to remain a strategic partner beyond the contract date
  • Working with the Deputy CEO negotiate all commercial or contractual terms to achieve positive outcomes as well as ensuring that contracts keep pace with the changing requirements of the organisation and local authorities
  • On a monthly basis continually assess and mitigate contractual risks and leverage contract benefits by discussion with internal and external stakeholders
  • Recognise contract compliance issues and escalate when necessary
  • To be the lead individual on tender submissions for new LA or CCG services 
  • To be the responsible owner of the self-funder resident contract ensuring its compliance with contract law and regulatory and statutory guidance at all times

Skills and experience required for the Contracts Manager role:

  • Significant experience of commercial negotiations
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in the development, drafting, structuring, negotiating and managing of contracts
  • Significant experience in working with internal stakeholders on the financial evaluation of proposals/opportunities from a cost and risk perspective together with the preparation of business justifications recommending actions to be taken regarding business proposals
  • Significant experience in leading and submitting tender submissions 

In applications we will be looking for:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Relevant contract management qualification
  • Experience of health and social care
  • Experience of Local Authority contracts

Benefits of the Contracts Manager role include:

  • £50,000 base salary
  • Generous pension scheme

To discuss the Contracts Manager role in more depth please contact Joe Sewell at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7824 045 203| +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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