Head of Contract Management and Assurance

About You
Are you an experienced in Contract Manager, looking for a new challenge?
Do you want to develop a centre of excellence for contract and commercial management?
Do you want to make sure we get value for all from our commercial partnerships?
If so read on .


This is a senior leadership role reporting to the Director of Programme and Contract Assurance, and you will provide assurance to the Coal Authority’s executive leadership team and Board, and work with UK Government departments to progress our work.

You will be 

  • Commercially aware and astute
  • Building the organisations capability
  • Developing a range of contractual relationships across Digital, NEC, Engineering

About The Role
We are building a new Contract Management and Assurance Team which will define and implement a contract management playbook which provides guidance to our delivery teams.
You will agree and implement the playbook, which will provide guidance to the Authority on managing a range of contractual and commercial relationships in line with Government Functional Standards and best practice in order to ensure the organisation gets best value from its commercial partnerships.
This key leadership post will lead the development of a centre of excellence for contract and commercial management, providing advice and guidance to those managing contracts and commercial relationships across the organisation in order to allow us to use our commercial relationships to make a better future for people and the environment in former mining areas that will protect the environment.
  • To define and agree an assurance framework, which allows the organisation to ensure it, is driving fair value for all from our commercial partnerships
  • To provide strategic commercial leadership, providing effective contract administration, commercial assurance and performance management.
  • To develop and maintain good commercial management processes and ensure compliance with programme governance requirements both within the Coal Authority and the wider requirements of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ). 
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.
Role location: Hybrid working (on average 2 days working out of our Mansfield office)

Application closing date:1st July 2024
Sifting date:3rd July 2024
Interviews: 1st interviews 8th July 2024, 2nd interviews 11th July 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of approximately 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it's full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.
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 recruitment@coal.gov.uk or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 14/06/2024
  • Rate: £62,742 - £69,714
  • 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: 0321
  • Posted: 2024-06-14 17:03:03 -

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