Projects and Contracts Manager


    National Children's Bureau

    Projects and Contracts Manager
    Reference: 2391Location:
    NCB promotes a hybrid, flexible way of working, staff can work remotely or from our Devon or Sheffield Research in Practice offices if they wish.Status:
    Permanent term. 35 hours per week. Salary:
    £39,623 with generous benefits package including 30 days annual leave plus Bank holidays and 3 days of Christmas closure.

    Research in Practice is a member of the National Children’s Bureau family. For over 60 years the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has been building a better childhood for all.

    Research in Practice works with and for professionals in the social care, health, criminal justice and higher education sectors offering resources, learning opportunities and specialist expertise.

    The Project and Contracts Manager is responsible for contracting for Research in Practice, ensuring all incoming and outgoing contracting is robust, well-managed and legally compliant. Excellent programme management skills are needed to oversee project support to a portfolio of projects. With a focus on efficiency, consistency and quality of project management, this role is critical in ensuring value for money is maintained across the portfolio. Risk monitoring and escalation skills and producing timely management information are essential elements of the role.

    This role sits at the heart of Research in Practice, supporting teams and working to ensure processes and procedures are well designed and consistently applied whilst remaining able to adapt to changing priorities and the requirement to identify the need for change and drive that change as the organisation develops. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator and have line management experience.

    Applications close at 08:00am on Monday 15 July 2024.

    Please quote the job title and reference number in your application. CVs will not be accepted.

    Assessment and interviews to be conducted on Monday 22 July 2024.
    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

    NCB is an equal opportunities employer and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and male candidates, as we would like to increase the representation of these groups at NCB. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.

    No agencies please.