Location: IPS International: Rochester, Kent
Salary Circa: £30,000 – £32,000 p/a
Role: Full-Time / Permanent


IPS International Limited is a leading provider of training and consultancy operating across the UK. We deliver a wide range of training programmes at our centres in Rochester and Dover and on our clients’ premises.

IPS are also a specialist Apprenticeship training provider and IPS Apprenticeships is the strand of our company that focuses on Apprenticeship training and recruitment.

We are looking to recruit a Contracts Manager for the Contracts & Compliance Department. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of Post 16 Education and Training funding rules and experience of contract management and compliance.


Benefits of working for IPS include being part of a close-knit team, flexibility and accountability, pension scheme and optional personal health insurance scheme, a focus on staff wellbeing and training & development opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:

ESFA Funded Contracts

  • Management of internal audit processes
  • Management of department staff
  • Leading Administration Team
  • Supporting department functions to manage funding contracts
  • Supporting funding contract and compliance audits
  • Supporting bid writing and tender applications

Subcontractor Management

  • Management of subcontracted provision
  • Monitoring of subcontract provision against allocation
  • Quality monitoring and observation of subcontractor delivery
  • Conducting review meetings with subcontractor apprentices and employers
  • Managing subcontractor declarations and external assurance audits
  • Liaising with Business Development Department to oversee subcontractor employer engagement
  • Cross departmental working to ensure contractual compliance
  • Manage contract budget

Other IPS Responsibilities

  • Management of IPS corporate policies and processes as directed
  • Support quality improvement projects across the organisation

Key Requirements:


  • Excellent attention to detail at all times
  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding rules
  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of data management and reporting
  • Good and demonstrable knowledge of contract management
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Enjoys working as a team member
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge, skills and experience of working with Microsoft Office Software
  • Able to travel to subcontractor and employer premises as required


  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship training and delivery
  • Experience of working with bespoke software systems
  • Experience of completing workplace health and safety risk assessments


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