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Summary

Job Title: Contract Management Specialist 
Team: Finance 
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Fulltime/Permanent 
Location: London, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast with frequent travel to London
Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 07 April at 11.59. 

Job Info

We are recruiting for a Contract Management Specialist to join the Procurement Team. 

The Procurement function is growing to meet the changing and complex needs of the Electoral Commission. In this new and vital role, you’ll have every opportunity to apply your expertise across different areas, providing commercial advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders. Using your extensive experience in commercial roles, you’ll take the lead on commercial and contract management activities in order to drive value for money and ensuring compliance with Government regulations and frameworks.

This is an exciting time to join the Electoral Commission, with the electoral system making key changes and the horizon for government procurement changing too. You’ll oversee delivery of the contractual obligations, contract life cycle, and supplier management activities, thus protecting our commercial risk exposure.

Find out more on how to apply and view the job application. 

After you apply

Applications should include a supporting statement. This should include examples of how you have demonstrated the role’s person specification, including:

  • essential skills
  • behaviours
  • knowledge

To be fair to all candidates, we can’t accept job applications submitted after the closing date.

We will let you know whether or not you have been invited for an interview shortly after the closing date.

We hold some of our interviews online using video conferencing, and other interviews in person at one of our offices. We’ll let you know when and where your interview will be.

Sometimes, we’ll ask you to complete a task for your interview. For example, preparing a presentation on a specific topic. We’ll give you instructions about the task when we invite you to interview.

Our interviews are competency based. We will ask you questions to understand more about your experience, and how it relates to the essential criteria in the person specification. Questions will also cover the values, behaviours, and skills required for the role. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the role or working with us at the end of your interview.

We will let you know the outcome of the interview as soon as possible. Usually, within two days after the final interview has been completed. We’re always happy to give feedback if requested. 

We will always let you know when we’d like to contact your references.

If you have taken part in certain political activities, such as holding office in a political party or holding a relevant elected office, it may mean that you can’t work for us. To discuss this before applying, contact our HR team at recruitment@electoralcommission.org.uk

If you’re successful, you’ll need to complete some pre-appointment checks. This includes a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In Scotland, this is a Disclosure Scotland check. In Northern Ireland, it’s an Access NI check.

Higher security clearance may be required for some roles. We will only ask you about convictions and cautions that are not protected. Having a criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from working here. It depends on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Read our employing ex-offenders policy for more information.

We welcome applications from everyone. We will ask for your personal details including your nationality, ethnicity and any disabilities. These details will not be shared with the interviewers.

If you have a disability, let us know at the application stage so we can make adjustments for you. This may include accepting your application by post.

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