We are currently recruiting for a Contract Manager in Ashton-Under-Lyne.


Pay rate: £23.23-23.67 per hour.

Hours:  Full time (Hybrid role- 3 days in office per week)

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing.



The prime objective of the post is to manage and develop the client’s Schools PFI contracts to ensure that they fully support improved education attainment and that they provide value for money. This will involve overseeing the delivery of quality services and targeted benefits through professional contract, project, and stakeholder management of the client’s Education PFI contracts.  The role will require strong managerial, analytical and communication skills and the ability to manage complex and multi-dimensional relationships within structured contractual processes.



  • Raising CVN’s (Change Variation Notices) & ARF (Authority Request for Funds) for the schools to the SPV for works to be undertaken.
  • Approving CVN’s once approved by the school.
  • Requisition to be raised for CVN’s/ARF’s (GAA (Greater Ashton Academy)/SL (Samuel Laycock School) & Hattersley Project (x 4 schools cluster), we don’t currently do this for Amber).
  • Check all invoices received against paperwork for each job to ensure correct.
  • Receipting of invoices for payment in a timely manner
  • Invoices to be typed up and sent to GAA & SL, answer queries and attend meetings in this regard.
  • Ensuring trackers for each project are kept up to date
  • Checking Monthly report for each project ensuring correct and performance deductions are correct
  • Attend monthly meetings with SPV & FM co to discuss monthly reports
  • Check and approve Unitary Charge invoices each month for all projects, ensure all elements are checked in regard utilities, performance deductions catering etc.
  • Attend monthly FM meeting for all 12 schools.
  • Liaising with schools when emails/calls are received regarding contract/FM issues.
  • Attend defects meetings for GAA
  • Governance reports e.g. SL/GAA contract termination and liaising with appropriate stakeholders.



  • Managing complex contracts in a political environment
  • Successful track record in contract and performance management within the public sector
  • Managing PFI contracts using sound contract and project management methodologies and techniques (ideally within the education sector but not essential)
  • Auditing, validating and processing contractual payments
  • Monitoring, analysing and controlling financial budgets
  • Making a significant contribution to partnership working with key stakeholders
  • Supporting and contributing to negotiations on complex contracts and projects


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Lancashire

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