Commissioning Manager – Public Realm

Responsible for delivering short term improvements and laying the foundations for longer term improvements in managing the Council’s major contract for Public Realm services (c. £30m value).

  • Responsible for ensuring delivery of the best value for money and community impact of the services the contract provides
  • To effectively challenge and drive efficiencies in the contract including continuous improvement (e.g. year-on-year savings) and to model this behaviour
  • To ensure appropriate and effective risk management
  • To work closely with the Interim Commissioning Manager and relevant Council employees (including 1 direct report) to drive improvements at pace
  • To build technical knowledge within the Council, increasing the Council’s ability to act as an ‘intelligent client’ and ensuring clarity of roles and responsibilities regarding contract management and commissioning
  • To improve internal communication and education in order that the internal client teams better understand the contract
  • To work in partnership with, and increase the involvement of, the Council’s Procurement team
  • To oversee the set up a contract management framework which addresses performance of internal audits
  • To consider and, where necessary, procure an appropriate Contract Management System (CMS)
  • Must have significant experience of successfully operating in a similar role
  • Must be confident taking a ‘hands on’ approach, whilst also being politically aware

To discuss please contact us on 020 7760 7562