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Principal Contracts Manager - Fixed Term Contract 2 years

About You
Are you passionate about making a difference?
Are you interested in leading a team of technical specialists who improve the environment?
Are you an experienced operations manager?
 If so, please read on....
Using your professional skills you will be responsible for leading your team in:

  • the operation of a strategic portfolio of mine water treatment assets and data gathering sites.
  • ensuring effective management, control and governance of service delivery partners.
  • delivering a service valued at £14m to £17m.

  • supporting innovative programmes that benefit local communities.
  • informing the organisations future strategy
  • delivering our 3 year business plan. 
Collaborating at all levels with internal and external partners, you will influence our strategic objectives.

Working with your team you will support delivery of sustainable solutions that improve and protect water quality.

This will include the management and creation of new water based habitats.
As a key member of our leadership team, you will have the opportunity to build on your existing skills.

You will be responsible for guiding your teams development to meet new challenges and maximise new opportunities. 
You will lead by example, promoting high performance, in an open and honest culture of: Trusted, Inclusive and Progressive. 
Ideally you will have experience of water utility based operations.

Experience of NEC contract management would also be beneficial.

If however, your experience looks a little different from what we have identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! 
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.
Interview schedule:
 Application closing date 20th February 2023
Sifting 21st February 2023
Interviews w/c 6th March 2023

About The Role
As part of the the Environment Strategy and Sustainability Department your team cuts across the Coal Authority's activities, working with other departments to:
  • protect people and the environment
  • delivery sustainable outcomes that improve the life of the communities we serve.
  • support programmes that deliver outcomes for commercial partners and improve the sustainability of our operational activities.
  • support your Head of Department in leading colleagues.
You will be responsible for understanding current best practice and ensuring compliance with environmental permits at our operational sites, ensuring the highest standards of contract management and financial governance. 
As a great leader, you will coach, support and aid the development of your team to meet the challenges of an every changing world.
Working with our service delivery partners, you will be responsible for the delivery of an annual programme valued at circa £14m to £17m. 
You will use your excellent communication skills to build on existing good relationship with customers and stakeholders and help further promote the beneficial work the Coal Authority delivers for the communities we serve.
Please note that this role will require a basic DBS check

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%!
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A recognition scheme, where you receive extra money or vouchers
  • Flexi-time to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 03/02/2023
  • Rate: £46,125 - £55,119
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0073
  • Posted: 2023-02-03 17:54:03 -

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