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Commissioning and Contracts Manager

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County Hall, MATLOCK
Salary details
Grade 13 £46,363 - £50,006
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
30 June 2024

Lead and Innovate as a Commissioning and Contracts Manager

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for transport services? Do you have extensive experience in commissioning and contract management? Join our team as a Commissioning and Contracts Manager and lead the way in delivering high-quality passenger transport services.

We're accepting CV's for this position so it's never been easier to apply!

Role Overview:

As the Commissioning and Contracts Manager, you will lead the planning, management, and delivery of a range of passenger transport services in the Place department. You will ensure contracts are efficient, meet legal requirements, and provide high-quality, safe transport for all customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish commissioning and contract systems for passenger transport services across the Passenger Transport Group.
  • Manage budgets and contribute to setting future budgets and policies.
  • Ensure the commissioning plan is supported by robust data analysis.
  • Conduct due diligence checks on service providers and ensure efficient use of Procurement/DPS.
  • Develop service specifications and performance management in collaboration with providers.
  • Monitor compliance and quality systems to manage contract performance.
  • Produce reports for senior management and contribute to the Departmental Service Plan.
  • Stimulate market engagement and ensure a range of service provision.

What We’re Looking For:

Experience: Significant management experience in commissioning, contract performance, or transport, and experience in managing large teams.

Skills and Knowledge: Ability to manage multi-million-pound budgets, develop strategic plans, and provide innovative solutions to transport issues.

Personal Attributes: Strong leadership, excellent communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders.


Degree or postgraduate qualification in passenger transport or related discipline, or membership of a relevant professional body.

What We Offer:

  • 27 days of annual leave
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

Why Join Us?

Derbyshire County Council offers a stimulating and supportive work environment. We value continuous professional development and provide ample opportunities for career growth. Join us and lead a team dedicated to delivering excellent transport services in Derbyshire.

Apply Now:

Submit your CV as part of your application today!

If you have the skills and experience to excel in this role, apply today to become our Commissioning and Contracts Manager and drive the future of passenger transport services.

For an informal chat about the role contact Deborah Oddy, Head of Transport at Deborah.oddy@derbyshire.gov.uk