Location: 5 Pancras Square
Salary: £40,829 - £47,360
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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The Senior Operations Officer plays a key role in ensuring the maintenance and improvements undertaken in Camden’s Green Spaces are completed to a high standard.
The post will deliver high profile infrastructure capital projects that contribute to ensuring the quality, inclusivity and sustainability of Camden’s parks and green spaces.
The role manages the installation projects from inception through to completion, managing external landscape designers, other contractors and volunteers, and ensuring effective engagement with councillors and Camden’s communities. The post holder will be responsible for monitoring the performance of the grounds maintenance contract by carrying out site inspections, completing desk top investigations, logging and raising issues with the contractor and checking that remedial action has been taken.
The role is diverse ranging from contract management and contract performance monitoring, using the latest systems to ensure work efficiency to undertaking hands on practical interventions/repairs in Camden’s Green Spaces. The post holder will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team and contribute to our commitment to deliver for the people of Camden by delivering value for money services by getting it ‘right first time’.
You will have a proven track record in contract monitoring, budgeting and management (including managing improvements), dealing with contractors and sound technical knowledge of range of services delivered within green spaces. Alongside this, you’ll bring a good understanding of play and other Green Space asset maintenance procedures.
An excellent communicator, you will have the ability to converse across a range of levels and deal with difficult customers and situations. You will possess excellent personal and service organisational skills, including work prioritisation with a methodical approach producing accurate work within agreed timescales.
Excellent knowledge of Information Technology Systems including outlook, MS Office package is required and experience of using Confirm and mapinfo or willingness to learn.
Experience of driving a range of vehicles and general construction is an advantage along with a willingness to learn to use a wide range of tools and relevant machinery equipment
To succeed, you will be a team player with a good attitude and morale to your work.
This role is also subject to –
- A DBS check
- Current full British Driving Licence
- Evening and Weekend work
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 1st December 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000P1
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction is 9th December 2019