Sanctuary Group is a leading nationwide provider of housing and care services. We have over 65 care homes and provide a range of affordable housing, support and care services as well as a variety of commercial offerings such as student accommodation and facilities management contracts.
We are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to monitor and manage the performance of all external suppliers and service providers to the Information Systems (I.S.) department. These will be hardware, software and telecoms related contracts.
Ideally a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply you’ll be well versed in the financial management of contracts and services and will have experience of managing contracts in a large scale and complex business. It goes without saying that to carry this out effectively you’ll have excellent negotiation skills to deal with renewals and contract retirements and be competent at drafting terms of business and contractual documents.
You’ll need a good working knowledge of the Information Systems sector, ideally having carried out a similar role within this business division previously. Your working knowledge will ensure that you are able to keep the department up to date with new and developing services in the market place.
Stakeholder management will play a vital part of this role so you will be adept at building and maintaining long term and successful business relationships. Through these you will lead the delivery of the Group’s Procurement Strategy within I.S
Your commercial acumen will ensure all contracts deliver value for money and your proven project management skills will ensure you identify any potential risks and are able to mitigate these before issues occur.
Travel will be a requirement of the role as will occasional overnight stays away from home so flexibility outside of normal working hours will be needed.
In return we can offer you extensive development and training opportunities as well as a comprehensive reward and benefits package including health benefits, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, external discount schemes, 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days) and a generous contributory pension scheme.
£42,103 PER ANNUM (RISING TO £46,156 AFTER 12 MONTHS, SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE)
35 HOURS PER WEEK
To apply please send your CV and covering letter quoting ITJobs#1 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbican, London, UK
Mount Anvil has been creating exceptional homes and places that are known for world-class design, lasting quality and genuine customer care in London for over 26 years – more than 5,500 of them built, and more than 3,500 in the pipeline. Our brand is recognised around the world and is synonymous with quality.
Our core values demonstrate a consistent focus on people and culture; These values are reflected in our people and how Mount Anvil treats its employees, we are an award-winning company and proud to be recognised as one of the best places to work in Property 2018, Four consecutive years as the UK's Number One Company for health and safety and 11 years in a row as a Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For.
We care deeply about the physical and mental wellbeing of our people as manifested in our excellent benefits package which includes; Private Medical Insurance, Life Assurance, Free Fit Bits, 25 days leave as standard increasing with every year you work here up to 30 days, enhanced Paternity and Maternity Leave, among others.
About the Role
We have a great opportunity for an experienced an IT Procurement Analyst to join our fast paced IT team on a Full Time and Permanent basis to manage the technology procurement needs of the business and implement measures to ensure spend is in line with budgets and report on variances.
The post holder will be based in Barbican. Working Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday however the successful candidate will need to work flexible shifts and scheduling including nights, weekends, and holidays and have the flexibility to travel and navigate to locations in Central London.
Salary range is £25,000 - £33,000 plus bonus depending on experience.
Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain an accurate IT budget reflecting monthly actual spent
Report on actual or forecast overspend against cost centres
Work with Finance and Commercial teams to streamline IT procurement and recharge to reduce overhead spend
Identify cost savings across all technology spend
Support Head of IT for contract renewals across entire IT estate
Identify and build relationships with cost centre owners
Hold meetings to review spent across the business
Skills & Experience
Extensive experience in a procurement role
Experience of working within an IT team is preferred
Recharge experience and an understanding of licensing
Line Management experience is ideal
Ability to identify and build relationships with cost centre owners
Competent to hold meetings to review spend across the business
The successful candidate will be adaptable, have integrity and the ability to take responsibility when things go wrong. A confident team player, with clear communication and a real focus on providing outstanding customer service and ability to build relationships inside and outside the business.
To request an informal discussion or detailed job description, contact us via email to email@example.com
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Application / Software Product Specialist Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Basic Salary: £27,500-£30,000 Per Annum, DOE Benefits: 20 days’ holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays; AE Pension; Opt-in Health Cash Plans Working Hours: Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 5.30pm Employment Status: Full-Time, Permanent Servest Group is an expert in facilities management, creating environments which enable people to deliver exceptional experiences to help organisations be more efficient, effective and sustainable. With more than 20,000 people working across 7,000 client sites in the UK into a diverse range of sectors, so it’s not surprising that we’re looking for exceptional people to help us to continue our growth. We are recruiting for a dynamic, customer-focused Application / Software Product Specialist to join our rapidly expanding Technology Team. Reporting to the Group Head of Applications, you will act as the expert in respect of key enterprise systems, with primary focus on our CAFM system (Concept) and our integration platform (Boomi). The Applications Support Analyst will be tasked with developing, testing and implementing change to our enterprise systems, ensuring that they are fit for purpose and enables our colleagues in their roles across the business to perform their duties and deliver to our customers in an environment which is enhanced by our IT offering. This is a comprehensive role which will see you interacting with stakeholders from across the business and is key to supporting our continued growth strategy. We are seeking candidates with a sound understanding of ITIL processes, particularly around project management. You will be experienced in the manipulation of SQL databases with familiarity of both back and front-end applications and will demonstrate a good understanding of the practical application of IT and its’ application in the business environment. Candidates with knowledge of the Concept CAFM system would be of particular interest to us. Our Technology Team is rapidly growing and as such, we foresee opportunities for suitably experienced candidates to grow with us. The most suitable candidates will demonstrate drive and ambition, enthusiasm and a passion for delivering results - above all, you will always look to exceed customer expectations and deliver a first-rate service to your internal customers. Primary Result Areas: • Changes / Development – Contributing to the design, specification and implementation of changes, upgrades and new applications required to support new or modified business processes; Assisting with the production and approval of functional specifications, liaising with software suppliers during development • Testing – specifying testing and data requirements for applications, validating and loading test data as appropriate; Co-ordinating and assisting users with user acceptance testing, working closely with the QA and Project Management teams • Continuous Improvement – Identifying areas for improvement or requiring remedial action across the product environment; Producing feasibility studies, carrying out impact analysis of potential solutions, running beta and pilot programs with early-stage products, software or services leading to an RFC or project proposal • Strategy – Assisting with the creation of short, mid and longer-term product roadmaps, working with other areas of the IT department to include all aspects of the technical environment; Regularly review existing products to ensure that Servest remains at the forefront of new and emerging technologies • Reviews / Audits - Conducting periodic reviews / audits of products and processes to ensure compliance with standards and correct usage in line with industry best practice, identifying and implementing corrective action where necessary • Programme Delivery Area – Contributing to the effective management and ongoing development of the Programme Delivery area by actively supporting the Development Services Manager in operational and strategic initiatives. Suitable candidates will possess the following skills, experience and personal qualities: • Experience of the application development lifecycle, including specification, development, testing and deployment • Highly competent in the manipulation of SQL databases • Good understanding of IT and its’ application in the business environment • Experience of ITIL working practices • Experience of working within a Prince2 Project Management environment • Experienced in creating technical strategies and roadmaps for an organisation or business unit • Ability to engage and obtain the confidence of project stakeholders • A strategic vision with the foresight to future-proof • The ability to plan and manage own workload within tight deadlines • Outstanding attention to detail and a process-driven working style • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills • Customer-focused, results driven with a desire to exceed expectations • Ambitious, enthusiastic, team player with the ability to be adaptable, agile and innovative • Higher education level qualification preferred but not essential • Experience of using the Concept CAFM system would be highly desirable This role is to be based at our offices on the western outskirts of Bury St Edmunds. Occasionally, some ad hoc travel to other Servest sites across the UK may be required. The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30 though we require flexibility to meet the needs of the business. Candidates with experience of working in facilities management would be desirable but this is not essential. The role includes a competitive salary with additional company benefits. This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake an influential role in a business which recognises the benefits and opportunities that appropriate IT infrastructures can bring and as such, invests heavily in new technologies and fully backs the teams’ growth and strategic ambitions. We offer excellent career and development opportunities, as an organisation that's proud of its great people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and share success. Servest is an equal opportunities employer and relies on diversity to deliver on our goals. We actively encourage applications from talented and qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age. *** NO AGENCIES PLEASE ***
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contract Duration: 3 years
Closing Date: 14 April 2019
As an intergovernmental institution, EMBL has regulated data protection in EMBL's own Internal Policy, aligned with GDPR. The postholder will provide guidance on the application and interpretation of the Internal Policy, and be in charge of its successful implementation. The Data Protection Officer will be appointed by the Director General and will report to her. The Data Protection Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Monitor the application of the Internal Policy at all EMBL sites
Advise data controllers and processors on their rights and obligations on request or on his/her own initiative
Advise data subjects on their rights
Act as the contact point for EMBL’s supervisory authority on data protection matters, and EMBL’s steering committee on data protection matters
Advise Senior Management on issues and trends concerning data protection
The Data Protection Officer will be bound by secrecy, acts functionally independently and shall neither seek nor accept instructions from anyone.
The following qualifications and skills are essential:
Relevant university degree, e.g. in law
Several years of work experience in data protection and legal compliance
Hands-on experience of defining and rolling-out a data protection compliance programme
Expert knowledge of data protection laws and practices in relevant fields (scientific research, international organisations, etc.)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, up to and including senior management level
Excellent verbal and written English skills are essential
Why join us
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.
What else do I need to know
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.