Energy Contracts Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/03/2019 12:00
£31,401 - £35,229
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Post Number:
Closing date:
25 Mar
Further Information

Job Title
Energy Contracts Manager

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

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The Service
Reporting into the Commercial Team Manager the council’s utilities and energy management incorporates a £12m spend across electricity, gas and water. The role will be to manage the various suppliers of the utility portfolio as well as our relationships with our internal customers for which we supply energy related services.
The role will be responsible for managing the Energy Systems Officer and providing support to that role.

The role
Key responsibilities will include ensuring that all invoices are correctly validated and paid on time. The role will require reviewing key processes and seeking ways to improve the process as well as making checks more robust. It is critical that the candidate can work with both external suppliers and internal customers maintaining relationships to ensure information flow. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken and written English is essential for the post.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £31,401 - £35,229 (salary range)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
Understanding of the utilities market
Experience in a similar role
High level of customer service
Supervisory or management experience
Able to disseminate information clearly and concisely to a range of stakeholders

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact 07920 240699 for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact 01670 623930 or email

Please note
This job is closed for applications.