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Partnership Officer

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC806VR
  • Published: Thu 30/09/2021, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 15/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 3 - £20,526 - £26,450 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

We are currently recruiting for a Partnership Officer To assist in carrying out resident engagement and contract duties

You will be required to liaise with Customer Services, other internal officers/managers and contractors to ensure that appropriate action has been taken in dealing with enquires, complaints and freedom of information requests from members of the public/councilors/MP’s, from receipt to a closure.

To assist in the maintenance and daily work logging on systems and storage of information on shared drives that might be adopted and using data to compile monitoring information and regular reports on contractors’ performance.

Processing orders for services, equipment, payments, invoices, contract payments and journal transfers for services under the remit of the Head of Environmental Services.

Working with the Environmental Services Partnership and Development Manager to ensure the smooth running of all services including daily works and arranging vehicle and equipment maintenance as and when required.

Assisting the services in the development of the Service Delivery Plan in Covalent, plus ongoing support to the team and monitoring to ensure accurate timely quarterly reporting.

Contribute to establishing procurement priorities and assisting with contract letting and development activities.

To act in accordance with the equal opportunities policy and safeguarding policy, and undertake the duties as required by corporate and directorate action plans and support the delivery of Frontline Services including proactive work across the service as required.

The post holder will undertake appropriate Emergency Planning duties as directed by the Council Tactical Officer which can include out of hours work at short notice and be proactive and proficient in the use of social media to promote the council’s priorities, activities and achievements

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 18th October

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call or e-mail James Stubbs on 01634 333027 or james.stubbs@medway.gov.uk

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

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.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.


  • Medway Information Pack 2021
  • Job Profile
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC806VR
  • Published: Thu 30/09/2021, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 15/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 3 - £20,526 - £26,450 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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