Subcontract Officer

  • Job Reference: 00002761-1
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Unlocking Potential
  • Location: Camborne, Cornwall
  • Salary: £24,771 to £28,002
  • Sector: Administration, Education, Legal
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Based at Camborne, Cornwall College are looking for an experienced individual to oversee the contract compliance for the College’s subcontracted provision. This is a critical role in ensuring the effective management, monitoring and evaluation of the subcontract partners in the delivery of high quality education.

The ideal candidate would have experience of working in an administrative/contract environment, in particular tracking documentation and auditing information and data. Candidates should have excellent customer service skills and the ability to develop effective relationships with subcontract partners.

Applicants must have a flexible attitude with the ability to work at pace whilst prioritising and meeting deadlines. Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in maintaining records in line with up to date funding rules is crucial to the success of this role.

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of systems and procedures to enable the effective management, monitoring and evaluation of the subcontract partners
  • Adhere to audit administrative processes and procedures to capture accurate information and maintain up to date tracking of contract performance
  • Monitor and record contract risk and escalate issues to the Assistant Principal External Engagement and Business Innovation
  • Support subcontractor partners to comply with internal college processes and systems through development and implementation of subcontract paperwork and handbooks
  • Conduct due diligence checks to inform subcontract partner contracts
  • Conduct subcontractor partner visits to monitor contract performance
  • Maintain accurate records in line with funding guidelines
  • Work with the College’s finance and MIS departments to manage subcontract partner payments and monitor contract performance
  • Produce monthly contract performance reports for the College’s Executive Leadership Team   
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of funding rules and adapt processes and systems to ensure compliance as required

Person Specification 



  • Level 3 and above qualification
  • English and Maths Grade 4 and above


  • Level 3 Qualification in Business Administration  



  • Experience of working in an administrative / contract environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work in flexible and proactive way
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload to ensure deadlines are met
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Preparing reports and auditing information


  • Experience of partnership working

Personal Attributes and Qualities


  • Strong commitment to putting the learner first
  • Can-do, positive and flexible attitude with the ability to work at pace
  • Ability to drive improvements being self-motivated to achieve higher standards
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Special conditions attaching to the post:

  • Full driving licence required.

Company Description

We have excellent terms and conditions of employment. We offer access to generous occupational pension schemes for teachers and support staff.  We have generous annual leave schemes including a paid Christmas closure of two weeks for most roles. We have flexible and supportive family friendly working practices with a range of contracts available including term time only options. We have a range of staff development activities available and all employees have access to free tuition on many of our courses. We offer a range of health and wellbeing initiatives to our employees including access to free counselling and a corporate eye care scheme. Most of our campus sites offer free parking to employees as well as discounted restaurants and salons. 

College Values    

In addition to job role competencies Cornwall College values are embedded in all roles. Therefore, all employees will be expected to review the College values document and ensure they understand how the values apply to their role and the wider organisation.  

  • Learner first  
  • Act with integrity  
  • Take ownership  
  • Achieve excellence together  

Please note: All employees of Cornwall College are required to undertake mandatory Safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and Equality & Diversity Training. All statutory checks governed by “every child matters” will need to be completed before commencing employment. 

Other Application Details

Please note:

To make an application please click APPLY, you will be redirected to the external Cornwall College website to complete your application. 

If you require further information about the job role please call Lisa Pill on 07810 527070

Closing date 23/9/2020