Wednesday , March 22 2023

British Council Jobs UK – Contract Consultant

Website British Council

Job Description:

The Contract Management team sits within the Global Consultancy and Business Services group in Cultural Engagement. The purpose of the team is to provide essential contract management services to support the ambitions of the British Council and to empower informed decision-making, risk management & compliance at all stages of the programme/project lifecycle. This is done for commercial & non- commercial contracts & paid services across Cultural Engagement and E&E globally


Job Responsibilities:

  • Contracting and risk management services
  • Provide a responsive, professional and customer-focused contract management advisory services to a range of internal clients/stakeholders (from Cultural Engagement, the regions and other SBUs), to support the effective pursuit and ongoing management of commercial and other opportunities in accordance with best practice standards.
  • Contribute to the delivery of high quality procurement and contract management policies, protocols, systems and processes (aligned to wider corporate frameworks), to ensure that the organisation’s approach to product/programme development, contractual negotiations and business delivery are managed to maximise benefits and minimise risks to the organisation.
  • Personally provide advice, guidance and challenge to colleagues on, enquiries to ensure the business receives the support it requires on a range of compliance and contracting issues Strategy and Planning
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Contract Management Team Plan and priorities
  • Contribute to specific initiatives and projects across Cultural Engagement, as required
  • Business Management, Development and Delivery
  • Leads on a number of contract enquiries, applying technical knowledge to change, transform and deliver outcomes.
  • Manages team members (where applicable) and work plans to deliver impact to ensure global standards are met. This includes compliance with the project management standards, contractual obligations and alignment to corporate policies
  • Provides contract management technical input into projects and programmes in the UK and overseas
  • Produces business performance reports and management information
  • Undertakes financial tasks including reconciling budgets, reporting and raising POs where appropriate
  • Responsible for following the processes and procedures that are in place for storage and filing of contractual enquiries and documentation, in order to ensure an audit trail and compliance with contract retention policy.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience of contracting, contract management and related legal areas in international contexts.
  • Understanding of UK contract law and statutory requirements and how these are applied in a programme / project management context.
  • Competent across the range of IT systems and packages used by the business (SAP, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, database design and maintenance).
  • Project Management Experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the procurement principles

Job Details:

Company: British Council

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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