Contract Manager

idverde UK

Bromley, London
Dependent upon skills and experiences

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: CMBROMLEY

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Friday, 16th August 2019  

Role Responsibilities

As the Contract Manager your main duties will include:

Contract Delivery and Performance Management:

  • To manage the day to day running of a fully managed grounds maintenance and parks management contract, encompassing contract performance, delivery of contract objectives, client relationships, people management, safety conformance and financial performance
  • To execute contracts to specification and budget
  • Have a clear understanding of the client’s key service objectives and KPI’s, and assist with delivering these within acceptable performance standards
  • To utilise best, most economic and effective work practices
  • Identify and execute opportunities for supplementary works
  • Proactively manage all areas of delivery, in order to solve problems
  • Manage and plan work schedules for staff on contract using the contract’s workforce management system
  • Identify areas of the contract to improve performance
  • Support and encourage positive employee engagement and communication processes at all levels

Quality, Health & Safety and Environment:

  • To understand the law relating to Health & Safety and understand and implement the company’s Health & Safety policy
  • Ensure that systems in place enable the effective recording and auditing of idverde’s Integrated Management System which includes ISO 9001; ISO 14001: and OHSAS 18001
  • To understand and implement risk assessments and COSSH
  • To understand and work to agreed company procedures, in particular, operating within the Company quality system
  • To be able to select the right machine for the purpose, understand the maintenance required and have systems in place to ensure maintenance takes place
  • To show a rigorous concern for the security of company buildings, vehicles, machinery and materials
  • To take ownership for contract depot/office site
  • To ensure that all members of staff behave in a professional manner: wear the correct corporate clothing, keep vehicles and machinery clean and well maintained and that sites are kept clean and tidy at all times

Skills/Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject (horticulture, agriculture, forestry, environmental management or similar) or equitable management experience
  • IOSH qualified (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
  • In particular, experience of successfully managing a large grounds maintenance and parks management operation to budget
  • Evidence of excellent financial competence and management of budgets
  • A track record in leading a team of more than 40 people
  • A track record in interfacing and influencing with Community Groups and volunteers

Person Specification

  • A positive and constructive attitude and a willingness to embrace change and enthusiastically adopt new ways of working
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, keen to provide innovative solutions to problems as they arise and not deterred by setbacks
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm
  • A person who takes great pride in the quality of their work; with considerable attention to detail
  • A passion for parks and open spaces, and respect for the people who value them

If you feel you have the required skills and experience, please send a covering letter and your up to date CV to the email address below quoting CMBROMLEY Your covering letter should clearly state your skills and experiences that are particularly relevant to the role.


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