Governance and Contracts Compliance Manager

University of Cambridge
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Governance and Contracts Compliance Manager

Join our Team as a Procurement Governance and Contract Compliance Manager at the University of Cambridge!

Are you passionate about contract administration in Procurement? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can drive excellence in contract compliance? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a key player in our Procurement Governance team!

The Procurement Services team at the University of Cambridge has undergone an exciting change over the last 2 years, expanding the team and progressing the way we work with our suppliers and internal customers. In this newly created role, you will join our team of procurement professionals as we look for a highly skilled Governance & Contract Compliance Manager to drive excellence within our contract administration and procurement processes. As a member of the Procurement Governance Team at the University of Cambridge, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring contract administration, compliance and mitigating risk. But that's not all¿your role extends to supporting your Procurement helpdesk colleagues with contractual enquiries from the University's departments and providing guidance and training where necessary to ensure a smooth procurement experience for all involved.

The Role

As the Governance & Contract Compliance Manager you will be responsible for supporting the Procurement Services Team with pre and post contract administration of business critical contracts and frameworks ensuring contract compliance. You will oversee the contract register, audit contract details and review applicable terms and conditions to support the mitigation of contractual risk. With an eye for detail, you will be responsible for maintaining, reviewing and updating contractual templates and documentation. You will be highly adaptable in supporting University departments with Procurement & Purchasing contract enquiries with the ability to be able provide appropriate guidance and training where necessary.

Your Skills

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a complex procurement environment, ideally in both the public and private sectors. You will be able to demonstrate good commercial awareness and understanding of contract law and related procurement legislation. You will have experience of building strong stakeholder relationships through excellent interpersonal skills. A Bachelor's degree is preferred with a paralegal qualification or MCIPS ideal but not essential.

If you are passionate about Contract Compliance and thrive in a dynamic environment, apply now to join our team and make a difference!

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work in a prestigious institution.
  • Professional development and growth opportunities.
  • Engaging and collaborative team environment.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Additional Benefits

    The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • 41 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Flexible working options
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Discounts on shopping
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes
  • Location

    The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows.

    The Finance Division has embraced hybrid working and individuals are currently working with their team two days a week from a University site, principally Greenwich House, and three days worked remotely (for those working a standard Mon to Fri week). This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

    Funding for this post is permanent.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure and a security check. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact a Recruitment Administrator at [email protected].

    Closing Date: 7th April 2024

    Interview Date: 17th and 18th April 2024

    Please quote reference AG40689 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Governance and Contracts Compliance Manager - Further Information
  • Department/Location

    Finance Division








    20 March 2024

    Closing date

    7 April 2024

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