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21st July 2022

Job Vacancy: Solution Performance Coordinator x2

We have two vacancies for Solution Performance Coordinators to join our friendly team. We work on a hybrid model with a blend of office and remote working, with headquarters in the Northern Design Centre at Gateshead’s Baltic Quarter.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who holds six GCSES at grades 4-9 (or equivalent), including Maths and English. We understand that you might not have experience of everything listed in the job profile, but you might have the right transferable skills or the willingness to learn. Why not apply, tell us about your strengths, and maybe we can talk more at the interview? We would love to hear from you!

Job details

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full time (37 hours per week)
  • Salary: £24,432 - £27,514
  • Closing date: Monday 8 Aug (12:00 noon)
  • Number of roles available: 2 x permanent roles

This is your opportunity to join a small, vibrant organisation, and be part of a friendly team that works closely with local authority colleagues across the region to deliver a diverse programme of work.

NEPO employees benefit from:

  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working model with HQ in Gateshead’s Baltic Quarter
  • Access to technology that enables agile working
  • Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
  • Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

The role:

  • Supporting Procurement Specialists and working alongside Procurement Coordinators to implement and manage contracts.
  • Carrying out the implementation of contracts and monitor contract performance to ensure that the benefits set out in the related category strategy are realised. Collect, analyse and report on key performance indicators in line with the requirements of the contract.
  • Ensuring all contracts are managed in line with the standardised contract management approach, acting as the conduit between stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Reviewing spend data and developing market knowledge/intelligence in specific categories ensuring contracts are delivered and managed in line with regional needs and objectives.
  • Assisting in the preparation of related reports for senior managers, Elected Members, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Working with appropriate stakeholders to ensure robust contract management and monitoring arrangements are implemented and maintained throughout the lifespan of the contract and to drive improvements and develop supplier relationships.
  • Utilising manual and ICT systems within NEPO to ensure a high level of accuracy of information is maintained.
  • Maintaining records and ensuring issues are escalated to managers promptly so that underperformance or concerns can be addressed.

Important dates:

The deadline for applications is Monday 8 August 2022 at 12:00 noon

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 August 2022


You can find out more and apply via the North East Jobs website at

View the Supporting Documents section of the North East Jobs listing to see the full job description and personal specification.