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Contracts Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,450
  • Flexible, with travel. (We have offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife, Forth Valley and Glasgow)
  • Closing 18th February 2024

  • Advertised from 26th January 2024
  • 35 hours per week (9am – 5pm; Mon-Fri) Permanent


We are recruiting a dynamic and enthusiastic Contract Manager, who will support our Head of Development in achieving the organisations strategic objectives. In addition, you will ensure contractual relationships are strong, and business development opportunities with new and potential customers are identified, developed, and delivered.

You will also support the continuous improvement culture by identifying emerging trends and needs using internal and external intelligence.

The key responsibilities of the Contracts Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain, and further develop relationships with current & potential customers, to meet the organisations objectives.
  • Further develop contract management processes, ensuring contract governance requirements are maintained and business development opportunities are identified and progressed.
  • Using appropriate portals and stakeholder relationships are optimised to identify and develop new service, contract, and project opportunities.
  • Work with colleagues to create, populate and present reports and updates.
  • Contributing to the organisation's strategic external communications.
  • Investigate and attend external events to represent includem and develop existing and new relationships.
  • Contribute to identification of new opportunities and trends in supports provided to children, young people, and families.
  • With support from Public Affairs Officer, gain awareness of Local Authority plans and decisions, relevant to children & family services.
  • Support the development and completion of tender and proposal submissions, taking ownership of relevant processes or sections.
  • Ensure includem are represented and aware of developments at relevant Third Sector Interface organisations.

About You

You will be confident in engaging with sector bodies to represent includem, and in attending external events to raise the profile of the organisation. With the ability to multi-task, you will have a knack for innovation and the ability to adapt to changing priorities, whilst supporting your colleagues and contributing to the achievement of the charitable objectives. In addition, you will possess:

  • Relevant skills & experience in contract management & business development activities.
  • Knowledge and experience of using appropriate portals – PCS Tender/Public Contracts Scotland.
  • Qualifications or skills & experience at SCQF level 7
  • Evidence of building and growing sustainable relationships with stakeholders.
  • Good organisational skills, with evidence of achieving complex tasks within agreed timescales.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to network, build relationships, and influence a variety of stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a focus on continuous improvement and excellent customer service delivery.
  • Ability to embrace challenges, take initiative, originate action, and work well with a great deal of autonomy.
  • Excellent IT skills, including proficient use of Microsoft packages and databases.

Application notes

To apply for this role please send a Cover Letter and CV to our recruitment team,

Closing date is 18th February 2024

If you are shortlisted for the role, you will be invited along to:

Individual interview: week commencing 26 February 2024


Includem offers the following benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave, increasing to 31 days with 5 years’ service.
  • 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Counselling service
  • Family friendly leave
  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card