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Contract Relationship Manager

Job Introduction

The Sustainability team deals with a wide variety of contracts, such as the supply of energy to the Council and grant-funded work. Our main contracts by value are energy supply contracts which are worth in the region of £10m p.a. We are now looking for a candidate with experience in managing and setting up contracts to join us. As part of the role, you will liaise with both the suppliers and the council’s budget holders to ensure that this contract runs smoothly. As this role involves understanding and working with different contract types, formal training for personal development with a view to further formal qualifications would be considered. 

Main Responsibility

  • Managing contracts and liaising with our working partners will be a key part of the role.
  • The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain their knowledge of contract types and identify any training required to maintain their competency.
  • In the course of their duties, the post holder will be required to travel within Milton Keynes and further afield to attend seminars and meetings.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and motivation without full supervision.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The post holder will have experience of a variety of commercial contracts and understand the importance of sound management of these.
  • Due to the variety of contracts dealt with by the team, good communication skills and an ability to use IT in general is essential.
  • A sound understanding of finances and good maths skills are essential.
  • Clear written reports for a variety of audiences, internal and external, are important part of the role.
  • Be able to maintain and create a good working relationship with all parties involved in the process.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.


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