Head of Contracts

| Cape Town, Western Cape, ZAF
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HyperionDev is one of the largest providers of accelerated tech education in EMEA and one of the oldest providers of 'coding bootcamps' in the world. We work with top universities such as Imperial College London, The London School of Economics, The University of Edinburgh, and Stellenbosch University to deliver structured technical courses and bootcamps that accelerate people into fulfilling tech careers. We have been recognised as one of the top education technology scaleups in the world and gained the financial backing of Meta (previously Facebook) which recognised us as  the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa, where we initially started our work.

We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review powered by a workforce in Southern Africa, which lowers the cost of an accessible education in technology. This model has been successful, allowing us to reach millions of learners a year from over 60 countries. We have also partnered with government bodies such as the UK's Department for Education who provide scholarships for students to study on our bootcamps ad gain employment at companies such as AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

We're backed by nearly 2000 investors, having raised the largest crowdfunding round of funding for an edtech company in history. As a primarily bootstrapped, profitable, and scale up tech business join us as we play our part in making the world a more stable, safer, and fair place.


We are looking for an experienced and versatile Head of Contracts to join the Education Department. You will be responsible for contract management and reporting to government authorities, as well as supporting Ofsted and third party education quality audits.

To excel in this role, you should be calm under pressure, have impeccable attention to detail, have great organisation & planning skills, and must be adaptable in order to function in a fast-paced ever-changing environment.  

You will work as a part of an Education Operations Division and side by side with a student success team. You will take the lead on the entire contract management process, from negotiation to execution, overseeing the delivery against contracts. In addition, you will be responsible for reporting to government authorities, with support from the data team, particularly in respect of government funded projects.

You will support the team and systems specific to complying with audit and quality standards around the world, starting with the UK and Ofsted requirements, as well as requirements by local and the national Department for Education in relation to delivering Skills Bootcamps and similar training funded by the UK government.  


Contract Management:

  • Negotiate and finalise contracts with funding bodies, partners, and service providers for Skills Bootcamp and Apprenticeship programs.
  • Develop contract terms, conditions, and performance metrics in alignment with program objectives and funding requirements.
  • Monitor contract performance and compliance, ensuring timely delivery of services, milestones, and reporting obligations.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including program managers, finance, and legal teams, to ensure alignment with contract terms and obligations.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, including funding agencies, industry partners, and training providers, to maintain positive relationships and address any contract-related issues or concerns.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with funding regulations, contractual obligations, and organisational policies throughout the contract lifecycle.
  • Identify and mitigate contract-related risks, including financial, operational, and reputational risks, through effective risk management strategies.

Financial Management:

  • Oversee budget allocation and expenditure related to contract-funded programs, ensuring alignment with contractual requirements and funding restrictions.
  • Monitor financial performance and expenditure against budgetary targets, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions as necessary.

Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Develop and implement performance monitoring systems and KPIs to track program outcomes, deliverables, and impact.
  • Prepare regular reports and updates for internal and external stakeholders, including funders, management, and regulatory bodies, to demonstrate program effectiveness and compliance.

Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement:

  • Establish quality assurance processes and standards to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and outcomes in line with contractual requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, efficiency gains, and innovation in contract management and program delivery.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Law, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Strong understanding of funding regulations, contract law, and compliance requirements for government-funded programs.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex contracts, budgets, and performance metrics.
  • Proficiency in contract management software and Google Suite.
  • Experience and understanding of the ESFA guidance and systems. 
  • 4+ years of experience in contract management, inclusive of contract negotiation, drafting, and administration, including familiarity with legal terms and conditions
  • 4+ years of experience in compliance management, including knowledge of regulatory requirements in the UK higher education sector
  • 4+ years of experience in quality management and improvement activities for learning and development or education 
  • Clearly demonstrable experience and understanding of the practical implementation of GDPR regulations relating to student data for students over the age of 19
  • Clearly demonstrable experience and understanding of the practical implementation of safeguarding and prevent regulations and support for SEND students
  • Interest and experience in the coding education and ed-tech space.
  • Fast learner with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Extreme ambition and a track record of exceeding targets. 
  • Excellent leadership skills and project management skills.
  • A problem-solving and positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Start-up mentality and the desire to see the company succeed. 
  • An interest in the future of developer education, assessments, tooling and online learning.


  • Experience overseeing at least one aspect of an Ofsted audit successfully in the past 2 years 
  • Experience being a Nominee for an Ofsted audit within the last 2 years 
  • Experience being an inspector for Ofsted 
  • At least 2 years  of experience as a Designated Safeguarding Officer for education organisation in the UK 
  • At least 2 years of experience leading the quality mechanisms for an online education or tech education business  
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study.
  • Experience in  designing and developing interactive learning experiences or setting processes around learning experiences is advantageous.
  • A basic understanding of coding and Computer Science.


Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 20 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance, medical aid and life cover benefits for our staff.

Learn new tech skills: We offer our employees the opportunity to enrol part-time in our Coding Bootcamps.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, Europe and the US: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest-performing tech companies in the space, with a management team that draws their former experience from top tech companies.

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.


We're a people-forward company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.

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HyperionDev operates in the Edtech industry. HyperionDev was founded in 2012. It has 296 total employees. To see all 20 open jobs at HyperionDev, click here.
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