Social Wellbeing Contract Manager
Location: Northampton, NN1 1JA
Salary: £26,822 per annum (Pro-rata)
Hours: up to 37 hours per week (Flexible Working)
Fixed term contract till 31st March 2020
About the company:
Voluntary Impact Northampton (VIN) provides support for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Northamptonshire. Our role is to help the voluntary sector to support local communities. VIN provides a range of support services for frontline voluntary and community groups to enable them to address management and development issues and to function more effectively within the changing operating environment. We also support volunteering countywide through brokerage for volunteering positions, strategic development of volunteering in the county and training and consultancy. This Position is seconded to Commsortia.
Commsortia was set up to provide a county wide coordinated way of assisting voluntary and community sector organisations in developing large size contract bids of £1million plus, to target sizeable funding opportunities local, Regional, National and European, and to maximise opportunities around Partnership delivery or in growing and improving access to more diverse funding streams through larger collaborations and cross sector partnerships.
Duties of the Social Wellbeing Contract Manager:
- Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective actions.
- Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning and interfaces with other programmes.
- Managing the programme's budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses.
- Drafting, evaluating, negotiating and executing sub-contracts.
- Establishing and maintaining supplier relationships by serving as a single point of contact for contractual matters.
- Liaising with Commissioners and other stakeholders.
- Attending service Board meetings and Delivery Partner management meetings.
- To carry out other duties as required to fulfil the service contract
Requirements of the Social Wellbeing Contract Manager:
- Excellent project management skills
- Good attention to detail and organisational skills
- Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with partners to help achieve objectives and foster an atmosphere of mutual support
- Excellent written communication skills and experience of creating accessible material in different formats to communicate to different audiences
- The ability to structure own workload and work methodically through conflicting demands and meet deadlines
- Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
- The ability to relate easily to all sorts of people in a non-judgmental way
- A good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, the Internet, email, and the ability to develop and record information accurately on databases
- Ability to develop close working relationships with a wide range of people and demonstrate enthusiasm for the voluntary sector and the community
- Flexibility, reliability and ability to learn and take on board developments on an on-going basis
- Experience of monitoring and evaluation systems
- Ability to access the whole of the Northamptonshire easily and time efficiently
- Willingness to work outside normal office hours and some weekends
- Knowledge of the Northamptonshire voluntary sector organisations and key statutory bodies (Desirable)
- Experience in back to work support (Desirable)
Social Wellbeing Contract Manager Benefits:
- 20 working days per annum (pro rata) increasing by 1 day for each year of continuous service up to a maximum of 25 days plus Bank Holidays
- Pension Scheme. VIN contributes up to 5% of gross annual salary as a matched sum
If you meet the requirements and feel that this Social Wellbeing Contract Manager role is right for you then please apply today!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 29th June 2018 before 17:30
INTERVIEW DATES: 6th and 9th July 2018
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