Job Family: CBG10 - Enabling
Salary: £30,744 - £32,220 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: 2nd January 2020
Interview Date: Late January 2020
We currently have 2 x positions available for this post.
More about the role
Central Bedfordshire Council is a financially stable, modern, forward thinking organisation with an efficient operating model. Recently described in an independent review as ‘an impressive Council’ we are only 35 minutes from London, but without the inner city challenges and pressures. Central Bedfordshire is a diverse area and is home to around 264,500 people, living in picturesque villages, hamlets and historic market towns and with great transport links – making it easy to get to and to get around.
The Capital Construction Service has been established to bring under one remit all of the Council’s major construction activities including residential, commercial, health and social care, agricultural and educational buildings. Staff in the service work on an exceptional variety of construction projects within south/central Bedfordshire. Projects can include extending or modifying existing properties as well as constructing new ones, and will range in value up to £40M with no two jobs the same.
We are looking for 2 Architectural Technicians, or candidates with similar experience and qualifications, to prepare designs and specifications, by coordinating and incorporating design information from architects and other building professionals. The designs will meet the needs of the client, comply with relevant standards and regulations, and are value for money. You will help prepare feasibility options appraisals for CBC sites and assets, including reports and presentations for a wide range of audiences. Knowledge of presentation programmes such as PowerPoint, Photoshop or similar is advantageous.
You will assist the Architect to provide quality assurance for a range of new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments, by ensuring the schemes delivered meet client requirements, are functional, safe, sustainable, economical and aesthetically pleasing.
If you are an experienced Architectural Technologist who has good presentation and communication skills, high attention to detail, is organised, enthusiastic, and a keen team player we would love to hear from you.
What we can offer you
- Once you have joined us you will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, for more details on the scheme click here
- You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 24 days + 8 statutory holidays which increases with length of service, rising to 29 after 5 years of service and 31 after 10 years. In addition there is an option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave per year.
- Agile working is promoted and we recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. With this in mind a flexitime scheme is also operated which can help manage work and personal commitments.
- Through an experienced company the Employee Assistance Programme offers support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues, this is available via the telephone and online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Join us and find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Dinka Izetbegovic at Dinka.Izetbegovic@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6647.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0300 300 8000.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx