ACCESS Contract Manager

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£74815 - £88018 per annum
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Job Type
Full Time

ACCESS Contract Manager

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £88,018 per annum

Location: Essex with occasional travel to office (County Hall, Chelmsford) and London

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 23rd May (23:59pm)


Your contract management skills will ensure the ongoing success of a Local Government Pension Scheme asset pool


Why join us

Use your expertise to champion the interests of a major Local Government Pension Scheme asset pool. ACCESS (A Collaboration of Central, Eastern and Southern Shires) brings together 11 like-minded Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Authorities. Founded in 2016, we have already enabled the collaborative investment of over £39bn of assets on behalf of Authorities representing more than 1.2 million members and 3,500 employers. Central to ACCESS is the contractual relationship with the regulated Operator who is responsible for arrangements of over £30bn invested in active mandates. The ACCESS Support Unit (ASU) is hosted by Essex County Council.

Your role

We're looking for a Contracts Manager to oversee the day-to-day management of the multimillion pound Operator contract, in addition to other supplier contracts. As a leader you will provide support and guidance around the commercial aspects of contracts. You will find solutions to problems and cultivate productive supplier relationships. While you be working for ACCESS in the ASU you will be directly employed by Essex County Council.

About you

You'll be either a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), a member of the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or have similar strong experience. With clear communication skills, you'll be able to handle relationships across levels, influencing and negotiating confidently. You'll have a solution focussed approach to problem solving and can write and present complex information clearly. Previous experience should include complex contract management, evaluation of supplier performance, Public Sector procurement and contract law. Ideally, you will have a public sector /local government background and familiarity with financial services and investment management.


We're proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees, including a local government pension, flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave and a range of discounts and loans. Find out more about our benefits here .

Apply and next steps


At Essex County Council, we seek the best talent from the widest pool of people - diversity is key to our success and we want to hear from every part of the community.

Please apply via the Working for Essex website ensuring you provide an up to date CV and Supporting Statement when prompted

Advert closing date: 23rd May 2024

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview week commencing 3rd June 2024

If you have queries or require anything further, please email

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