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Higher Executive Officer based in Worcester County Hall

  • Location:

    Worcester, Worcestershire

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

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  • Salary:

    Up to £14.81 per hour + Free car park on site

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Job Description

Job title: Higher Executive Officer
Hours: 37 standard office hours
Location: Worcester, County Hall
Hourly rate: £14.81 per hour, longer temp temporary contract

My client is a well-known government organisation based in Worcester County Hall looking to recruit a Higher Executive Officer.

Higher Executive Officer responsibilities:
" To assist Contract Managers, deputising where necessary, in managing the commercial and contractual relationship of their various portfolios of service delivery contracts with external suppliers, in collaboration with the appointed operational lead(s)
" To ensure that contractual risks and issues, operational and financial performance, and overall contractual compliance are monitored and reported on effectively
" To provide support and advice to internal colleagues in relation to procurement procedures, managing contract reviews, changes, renewal and termination and act as the interface with procurement/legal teams
" To assist Contract Managers in managing and planning the business contract pipeline in preparation for procurement activity
" Maintain a detailed awareness of the operational plans, relevant operational policy areas, procurement and contract management legislation and policy, and team objectives
" Contribute to contractual advice to ensure that contracts continue to reflect the needs of policy and delivery
" Assist with the management of reputational and regulatory risk in relation to contract delivery
" Assist and deputise for Contract Managers as the principal contact for external suppliers and manage the commercial and contractual relationship for a defined portfolio of contracts
" Establish and maintain positive relationships with both external suppliers and the relevant internal operational colleagues
" Support the interface between external suppliers, internal colleagues and procurement/legal teams in relation to contract reviews, changes and retendering
" Ensure that regular and appropriate contact is maintained with external suppliers and internal colleagues, and in compliance with agreed contract governance arrangements
" Maintain an overview of the contracts and associated terms within each Contract Managers portfolio
" Maintain a strong market awareness
" To manage effective internal, and external supplier relationships, regular business travel to other locations, London, and external supplier offices/premises, including overnight stays as required
" Assist Contract Managers in managing and monitoring contractual compliance
" Identify and address any contract delivery issues or failures, including implementing and monitoring improvement plans or contract sanctions as appropriate
" Ensure that signed contracts are communicated effectively to all relevant internal parties, assisting with interpretation and supporting implementation and ongoing management
" Ensure that internal colleagues follow established procedures in relation to the contract terms and address any breaches
" Work with other colleagues to create and improve existing information management and contract reporting systems

Procurement procedures:
" Ensure that internal colleagues follow established procedures in relation to procurement policies, and all relevant legislation

Monitor effective service delivery against:
" agreed KPIs
" financial targets

For more information on the Higher Executive Officer please contact Sarah on 01905 731591 or

**Due to the nature of this position we will need to undertake a criminal record check which incurs a cost, this is refunded to you once you have completed 6 weeks in the assignment**


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