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JCT Contract Administrator

Job Introduction

We’re hiring a Contract Administrator to join our Housing Maintenance and Investment team. We manage the repairs, maintenance and capital investment works for the city council's housing stock.

It's a great time to join the team as we’re procuring a new contractor to work with us on repairs, maintenance, and capital works. This role will support our Assistant Director to administer the contract.

You’ll have relevant experience in contract administration, ideally for a Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) contract within the housing sector and either for another local authority or a housing association.

Main Responsibility

  • Act as the primary point of contact for the JCT contract (circa £50m), overseeing its day-to-day management and administration to ensure smooth operations and adherence to all contractual agreements.
  • Manage the budget for the contract, including forecasting, monitoring expenditures, identifying cost-saving opportunities, and ensuring accurate financial reporting.
  • Review and approve contractor invoices and payments in line with financial procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

  • We’re looking for a some with strong analytical and management skills with experience in administering a contract, ideally using the JCT form of contract.
  • We’re a small client function so we are looking for someone who will quickly embed into the team and be pivotal in mobilising the new contract and ensuring the Council's position is protected.
  • For this role, the candidate is required to have a full UK driving licence, along with access to a vehicle.
  • Evidence of the driving licence and vehicle insurance with business insurance will be required from the candidate should they be offered this position. Without this documentation the candidate will not be appointable.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks Basic DBS will be actioned for you.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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