Contract Manager

Contract Manager

Job Title: Contract Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes/Birmingham
Salary: 40K + car
Reference: AC 2338
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2021 10:25

Job Description

The Vacancy         

A national supplier of Facilities Management (mainly soft services) are looking for an experienced and professional Service Industry People Manager to successfully deliver the operational and financial targets of a very important highly visible cleaning contract ensuring full adherence customer’s terms of business, service level agreements (SLA’s) and industry regulations.

You will be required to cover the night shift in your first 4 weeks. 

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £40,000, Company Car, Career prospects, Pension, Healthcare etc

What are they asking for?

You will live between within an hours commute of Euston, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Coventry or Birmingham train stations. The more central the better.

Along with people management experience you will be self-motivated with evidence of a quest for continuous improvement. You will be Computer literate and confident with Word, Excel along + good organisational/time management skills and ability to manage conflicting priorities.

The ability to multitask and make sound decisions in compliance with safety protocols at all times is crucial and at interview you will able to demonstrate your experience of effectively leading a team and evidence taking your willingness to take responsibility

You will be proud of your problem solving skills and are confident that you always does the right thing for the business, colleagues and clients. Strong communication skills are essential to the role as is service industry operation people management experience. (e.g. Cleaning, Soft Services, Security, Catering, Industrial Recruitment, Facilities) A drivers licence is required.

Any of the following are advantageous: ISOH or NEBOSH, Six Sigma, BIC’s



To motivate and support staff to ensure maximum efficiency, take responsibility for the day to day running of personnel deployed to the cleaning contract to make sure contractual standards are delivered and maintained.

To ensure that appropriate staffing levels are deployed efficiently to meet the client's operational requirements; ensuring the day-to-day operation is not impeded whilst maintaining the internal control systems integral for invoicing, employee payroll and absence and sickness management.

Welfare visits to teams across 4 major sites (Milton Keynes, Northampton, Birmingham and Coventry)- 

Conduct effective staff training, coaching and development; ensuring succession plans are in place - ensure all agents are trained.  Provide support and guidance to the management and supervisory team; ensuring clear objectives are set and that performance is regularly reviewed

Manage uniform stock levels, orders, provision and issue of all uniforms to all staff including new starts; ensuring standards of presentation are adhered to

Monitor annual leave allocation in conjunction with employee contracts of employment

Take responsibility for ensuring compliance with company procedures and policies; in particular completion of necessary paperwork i.e. safe systems of work, quality, environment, health and safety. Ensure compliance with client and legal requirements.

Monitor customer satisfaction and service levels including agreed KPIs.

Monitor staff performance and absence taking remedial action where required; using corporate equipment checks, and any other relevant monitoring tools as required

Follow all reasonable instructions and carry out all reasonable duties necessary to deliver a World Class service to our clients, customers and stakeholders.

Attend training and development programs as determined by the Director of Operations & Group Training manager. Support with recruitment and retention.

Key Search Terms: Cleaning, Contracts, Operations, Manager, Soft Services

Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security, Facilities + Property related markets and acts as an agency for their client on this vacancy.