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Vacancy Details

Category and Contract Manager

Digital & IT, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
£43,590 - £48,492 per annum
Kingston upon Thames
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/07/2019 at 23:55 PM
Digital & IT, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Appointment Type - Permanent

Job Term - Full Time

Hours - 36

Location: Kingston and Sutton


Full details - We've set up a dedicated recruitment website for IT and Digital roles, you can learn more about the work we do, our customers, vision, available roles and what it's like to work for us by visiting www.kingston-sutton-digital-jobs.co.uk/


About us

Digital and IT is a shared service between Kingston and Sutton Councils providing digital and technology services to both Councils as well as a number of arm's length companies.

We're committed to delivering great public services that are not only highly effective but also easily accessible. We’ve championed the digitisation of services as well as adopting a ‘mobile first’ model to ensure that this commitment is fulfilled.


The role

Working in the Commercial team, you’ll be responsible for IT procurement activity, contract management and budget reporting.

Its main purpose is to:

  • Work with the Commercial Manager in four key areas of Digital & IT: Commissioning, Commercial management (Category), P2P process, Supplier management and Budget reporting
  • Contribute to the sourcing strategy for IT on a 3 and 5 year cycle
  • Work closely across Digital & IT to deliver the IT Category Management Plan and associated KPIs
  • Work with the Commercial Manager on the development of costing, funding and charging models
  • Participate in inter-authority category management initiatives for the benefit of the contributing authorities.
  • Drive purchasing and ensure the needs of the service, the Councils and IT are met or exceeded

A full overview of the role is available in the Job Profile.

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.


Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed