Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 105,000 people and 3,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
The Print and Mail Supervisor will be responsible for the delivery of the Print and Mail Room on behalf of Gravesham Borough Council. Directly managing a team of Print and Mail Assistants the Print and Mail Supervisor will ensure that print and mail tasks are completed professionally and efficiently by planning and organising workloads. In addition the post holder will be responsible for carrying out appraisals, one to one meetings, managing leave and absences.
The ideal candidate will be a clear and effective communicator who is confident in liaising with internal and external partners on print and mail queries both verbally and in written communication. The post holder should have experience in managing print and mail contractors and strive for ongoing improvement in printing facilities including tendering print and mail equipment.
You will work closely with the Facilities Officer to prepare the Print and Mail service budget and carry out regular monitoring of the Print and Mail budget throughout the year.
Knowledge of print production processes including the use of multi function printers and copiers, working knowledge and proficient in general software packages, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
A strong, clear communicator who can confidently interact with colleagues, members and external contacts at all levels both verbally and in writing.
Experience of liaising with and managing printing and mail contracts and contractors.
Good people management and customer service skills.
Good understanding of the data protection act and how this is important within the Mail and Print room environment.
Ability to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the business.
Previous experience of working within a Reprographics and/or Print and Mail Room environment.
Previous experience in supervising staff and organising workloads.
Ability to pay significant attention to detail, troubleshoot and problem solve.
Experience of managing budgets.
Have the ability to work on one’s own initiative and as part of a team.
Forward thinking approach to developing, improving and promoting changes to services and functions.
First Aid Qualification.
Full Clean Driving License.
Knowledge of using design software and PlanetPress.
In return we offer you:
Childcare vouchers and discounts
Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. You can use vouchers to pay for a wide variety of childcare for children up to the age of 16. Discounts at selected retailers in the town centre and reduced membership at local GCLL Leisure Centres.
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.
Employee Assistance Programme by Care First
Care First is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,
whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01474 33 7804
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.