83786 - Contract Admin Specialist - West Midlands

£30,471
1
12 Months
West Midlands
Birmingham , Burton-upon-Trent , Cannock , Coventry , Dudley , Hereford , Kidderminster , Leamington Spa , Nuneaton , Redditch , Shrewsbury , Stafford , Stoke-on-Trent , Tamworth , Telford , Walsall , West Bromwich , Wolverhampton , Worcester
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EO
Band 4
Permanent
Full Time
Procurement and Contracts Management

Overview of the job        

Accountable to a designated Senior Contract Manager (SCM) the Contract Administrator Specialist (CAS) will support efficient and effective contract management, including Commissioned Rehabilitative Services contracts, within their area.

The CAS is a support role with administrative, secretariat and data recording responsibilities. Overall, the post contributes to the support of the contract management team with their remit to monitor and validate provider performance, assure delivery of services in the community and manage the relevant contracts.

The CAS will support the delivery of the contract management governance processes in relation to designated portfolio of contracts within the PS region, including Commissioned Rehabilitative Services providers. They will provide a secretariat service by co‐ordinating the Service Management Board, Contract Strategy Board, Change Management Board and Change Protocol Group and other groups as directed by the SCM and SM.

The geographical base for the CAS post can be flexible within their contract management area and will require some work in London and other locations.

Summary            

The post holder will provide a professional and effective administrative support service to contract management teams, undertaking secretariat and basic research and analysis activities as required.

Providing secretariat support to the Senior Contract Managers and Service Managers in relation to contract management administration. This will include coordinating and administering meetings, managing the contract documents library and analysing and presenting contract performance and other data and information.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties      

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

Coordinate, attend and minute commercial, supplies governance and other contract management meetings:

  • Arranging and distributing the agenda and papers with direction from the relevant chair.
  • Producing first draft minutes and action logs.
  •  Pro-actively manage the actions produced by the various meetings attended.

Reviewing and monitoring performance data:

  • Supporting the Contact Support Officer (CSO) in analysis of on‐going performance delivery by the contractor – e.g., following‐up requests for information, scheduling of ad hoc meetings.
  • Assisting with completion of monthly templates and reports for the contract management teams, Director/MoJ and others as required.

Responsible for the configuration management and library of all documentation, including baselining and quality checking. This includes being the Local Information Manager and being responsible for the management of the file structure:

  • Maintaining formal documentation, Terms of Reference, membership and distribution lists.
  • Filing, archiving and enacting version control on all relevant documentation.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

Behaviours   

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership

Experience          

Essential:

  • Good understanding of HMPPS strategic direction

Desirable:

  • Experience of a project management environment.
  • Working knowledge of public, private, social enterprise, charitable, voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Experience of business support, contract management, operational audit and commissioning

Ability

  • Good administration and organisation skills, including attributes to prioritise the management of tasks and risks on the basis of organisational reputation/ financial risk, with appropriate support, advice and guidance deliver tasks to time.
  • Good problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail, planning and communication skills.
  • Strong numerical skills with strong presentation skills (written and verbal).
  • Intermediate/expert IT skills in MS-Office applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

HM Prison & Probation Service  (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provides a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

To be confirmed

20/02/2024, 23:55 hours.

- Interviews to be conducted in March 
- There will presentation element at interview stage, which will look into the analysis of data sets. 
-If we receive a high number of applications the sifting panel will lead on statement of suitability. 

If you are an external candidate, you will start on the lowest pay point of the pay scale advertised.  

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com.

Please quote the job reference - 83786.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Working Together - 250 word limit
Changing and Improving - 250 word limit
Managing a Quality Service - 250 word limit
Experience
Statement of Suitability - 500 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
Changing and Improving
Managing a Quality Service
Leadership
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.
Additional Assessment(s)
Presentation

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.