Education Contracts Manager

Cambridge, UK
£32,000 - £45,000
24 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Education Contracts Manager

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £32,000 - £45,000

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

The position of Education Contracts Manager offers the exciting opportunity to join the Business to Government Projects team in Cambridge English. Working with internal teams across the organisation and overseas, we provide consultancy services and design, develop and deliver education reform projects to Governments and education organisations worldwide. The Education Contracts Manager will manage and have responsibility for multiple small-medium strategic education contracts, ensuring deliverables are driven to completion and to the satisfaction of internal teams, as well as building effective and positive relationships with our external stakeholders.

What you'll be doing

The post-holder will project manage multiple education reform contracts:
  • Identify, create and operate appropriate systems and structures which ensure effective quality control and assurance on live projects; coordinating the delivery of services as stipulated in contractual agreements, ensuring timely movement between project milestones ,and producing effective plans for the delivery of projects covering the full range of planning areas.
  • Develop and ensure positive relationships with the customer organisation, their high satisfaction with the services provided and with Cambridge English in general as an organisation.
  • Co-ordinate the work of internal teams through a system of Service Delivery and other Working Groups, through successful internal communications, and to ensure the team at Cambridge English delivers and meets KPIs.
  • Monitor and manage project, quality and costs, and communicate/negotiate any variations to the project team.
  • Request and co-ordinate the necessary resources (human/equipment/technology) from within and beyond the project team in order to deliver projects as per the contract.
  • Manage budgets for the contract, ensure invoices are raised in a timely fashion and that the contractual terms are met by Cambridge English.
  • Ensure that risks are identified and plans put in place for their effective management or mitigation.
  • Prepare internal progress and issue reports.

What we're looking for

  • Educated to degree level, preferably with an additional qualification or training in management.
  • Experience of project management (and ideally accredited in) PRINCE2.

  • Strong commercial acumen, cost and budget control.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Experienced user of standard office applications including word processing, spread-sheet tools and project management software.
  • Experience in the education sector and education-related project management.

  • Working in the area of contract management from a supplier perspective.
  • Working with high profile customers.
  • Co-ordinating work across a number of different departments.

  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural differences and diversity
  • Ability to recognise the often divergent needs of individuals and groups across Cambridge Assessment
  • The ability to challenge and explore new ways of doing things
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and in a high-pressure environment

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 05/06/2019 and interviews will be held on 13/06/19 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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