Contracts and Relationships Officer

Salary: £35,745 to £40,221

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: York/Northallerton/Hybrid Working  


The opportunity

This is your chance to be at the forefront of the newly formed Combined Authority (CA) for York and North Yorkshire to develop the skills of our residents through the Adult Education Budget (AEB)*. You’ll be part of a small multi-disciplinary analytical team with a pivotal role in preparing and transitioning for the York and North Yorkshire CA to take responsibility for the devolved AEB. You’ll be closely working with colleagues both internally and externally to build and maintain relationships with adult skills providers and key stakeholders, and to assist with the development of the systems and processes required to analyse, interpret, and report on provider performance so that the Combined Authority is ready to take on the responsibility of the AEB from August 2025.  


In return you will be joining a new and developing organisation at an exciting time! The benefits of working for us include:  

  • generous leave entitlement, starting at 28 days plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • flexible working practices including working from other locations and from home
  • a market-leading pension scheme
  • commitment to staff development and continuous learning  

*Please note that the Adult Skills Fund (ASF) replaces the Adult Education Budget (AEB) from 1st August 2024.


What you will bring

To be successful you will have in depth knowledge of contracting documentation, systems and processes, and have a high level of analytical and IT skills sufficient to manipulate and create documents, spreadsheets and databases to interrogate and analyse data for performance measurement. Experience of working within strict education funding guidance is desirable.


You will also possess

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in disseminating information via written reports and presentations to a wide range of audiences in terms of both size and composition
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships, both internally and with a range of external organisations.  

We are looking for candidates with contracting experience and would welcome applicants who have had experience of adult education funding, but full training will be provided on Post 16 Adult Education System.  


Part-time / job share

Applications are welcome from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis. Please identify on your application if this is the case.  


Secondment opportunity

We welcome applications as a secondment opportunity. Please ensure you discuss and seek approval from your line manager before applying.  


York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority

To find out more about our organisation please visit:  


Contact and apply 

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity or would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Vicky Wright: for an informal conversation.  


Applying is easy, simply register your details, tell us how you meet our criteria in the supporting evidence section, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.  


Key dates:

Closing date: 21/07/2024

Interview date: Week commencing 29/07/2024


Job description: Contracts and Relationships Officer.docx

Contracts and Relationships Officer
Location: Mayoral Combined Authority
Town: Northallerton - Hybrid
Salary: £35,745 per annum - £40,221 per annum
Posted: 05/07/2024
Closing date: 21/07/2024
Closing time: 23:59