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Contract Manager

Salary range: £44,366 - £50,000 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits.  Permanent contract.

Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science is recruiting for a motivated and enthusiastic Contracts Manager to join the Conference Centre team.

Reporting to the Conference Centre Business Manager, you will provide strong contract management skills, working with multiple contractors and service contracts, meet client expectations and schedule building maintenance within a busy working environment.

You will review, challenge and initiate contract changes to meet the needs of the Conference Centre that are constantly changing.

You will supervise and handle the contract for Catering, Front of House, Housekeeping, Reception, and Campus Estate teams against agreed SLA and metrics in line with the budget, and ensure at the same time that all operational needs are met.

Within the Conference Centre team, you will develop and deliver a rolling general maintenance plan for all areas, prepare forecast and budget for cost of sales and Conference Centre overheads.

You will monitor and review conference suppliers and purchasing, taking responsibilities for the control of expenditure and meeting with the Conference Centre Business Manager and Finance Partner to review and report on variances.

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Essential Skills

  • Experience of successfully managing contractors and service contracts within budget and to agreed quality standards
  • Significant experience of budgetary management
  • Evidence of successful project management and contract negotiation skills
  • Proven experience of successfully developing, maintaining and handling complex relationships
  • Ability to influence and engage with tact and diplomacy, establishing credibility at all levels
  • Confident and accomplished communicator in both written and verbal communication
  • Solutions orientated
  • Demonstrates initiative, drive, energy and commitment
  • The ability to successfully lead multiple projects simultaneously while ensuring deadlines are met at all times
  • Evidence of a methodical, organised and innovative in approach
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a wider team

Other information

The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre boasts world-class event and meeting spaces designed for knowledge sharing in the scientific research community. It combines stunning contemporary architecture with the Grade II*- listed Hinxton Hall, offering flexible meeting rooms for 12 to 300, as well as accommodation and catering, all set in the tranquil Campus grounds.

The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre is part of Connecting Science.

Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. It inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning and measures attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England.

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

We welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a cover letter alongside your CV, explaining your suitability to the role. 

Closing date for applications: 25th October 2018