Project/Contracts Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Education, IT
East Anglia
£43,000 to £43,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£43000 per annum
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LOCATION:  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


JOB TITLE:  Education Contracts Manager (Projects)-Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management



SALARY & BENEFITS: Circa £43,300 DOE plus Benefits


WORKING HOURS: Full time, permanent


THE COMPANY:  Our client, an international exams group, designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. They are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards


THE ROLE:  Education Contracts Manager-Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


The position of Education Contracts Manager offers the exciting opportunity to join the Business to Government Projects team within the group. Working with internal teams across the organisation and overseas, they provide consultancy services and design, develop and deliver education reform projects to Governments and education organisations worldwide. The Education Contracts Manager will manage and have responsibility for multiple small-medium strategic education contracts, ensuring deliverables are driven to completion and to the satisfaction of internal teams, as well as building effective and positive relationships with our external stakeholders


Key Responsibilities to include: - Education Contracts Manager (Projects)-Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


The post-holder will project manage multiple education reform contracts:

- Identify, create and operate appropriate systems and structures which ensure effective quality control and assurance on live projects; coordinating the delivery of services as stipulated in contractual agreements, ensuring timely movement between project milestones ,and producing effective plans for the delivery of projects covering the full range of planning areas.
- Co-ordinate the work of internal teams through a system of Service Delivery and other Working Groups, through successful internal communications, and to ensure the team delivers and meets KPIs.
- Monitor and manage project, quality and costs, and communicate/negotiate any variations to the project team.
- Request and co-ordinate the necessary resources (human/equipment/technology) from within and beyond the project team in order to deliver projects as per the contract.
- Manage budgets for the contract, ensure invoices are raised in a timely fashion and that the contractual terms are met by Cambridge English.
- Prepare internal progress and issue reports.


Key Experience preferred for the role: - Education Contracts Manager (Projects)-Cambridge, Cambridgeshire



- Previous experience in a contracts/ Projects management role essential
- Ideally educated to degree level, preferably with an additional qualification or training in management.
- Experience of project management (and ideally accredited in) PRINCE2.



- Strong commercial acumen, cost and budget control.
- Excellent organisational and planning skills.
- Experienced user of standard office applications including word processing, spread-sheet tools and project management software.
- Experience in the education sector and education-related project management.



- Working in the area of contract management from a supplier perspective.
- Working with high profile customers.
- Co-ordinating work across a number of different departments.



- Excellent communicator and team player
- Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural differences and diversity
- The ability to challenge and explore new ways of doing things
- Able to work to tight deadlines and in a high-pressure environment


Benefits: Education Contracts Manager (Projects)-Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


- Generous contributory pension
- 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
- Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
- Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
- Employee discount and cash back scheme at 1,200 retailers
- Cycle scheme
- Subsidised canteens
- Corporate discounts on Gym memberships and car rental
- Support for professional qualifications


Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management –Project Management, PRINCE2, Purchasing, Bank, Banking, Contract Manager, Education, Finance, Legal



The closing date for receipt of applications is 01/08/2018 and interviews will be held on 10 August.


If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


To find out more about this role please view the job descriptions by clicking APPLY, complete short online assessment and upload your CV & Covering Letter 

Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: John Martins

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