Markets and Street Trading Manager
P05: Starting Salary £43,503 pa rising in annual increments to £46,347 pa incl LW
Lambeth’s street markets reflect the borough’s diverse communities and cultures, with historic traditional markets offering a wide range of good value fruit and vegetables, clothing and household goods, complemented by weekend markets selling food, arts and crafts, and pop-up food events. Our markets have strong links with local communities, food growing projects, small businesses, start-ups and festivals.
We are now recruiting to a new Markets team to oversee and develop our street markets in Lambeth, and there is an exciting opportunity to apply for the posts below.
This is a newly-created role to sustain and build on successful work, initiatives and established partnerships in markets and street trading across the borough. With a sound background in markets and an in-depth understanding of the street trading legislative framework and operating environment, the successful applicant will lead the Markets team and the delivery of high quality services which meet the council’s aspirations for growth and economic development.
Building good relationships, excellent communication skills including the confidence to deal with challenging or difficult situations, and a focus on results are essential for this post.
Successful applicants will require excellent communication skills, as a key part of the role is to liaise regularly with colleagues across the council and other boroughs as well as the various regulatory bodies, and to work in partnership with licensed market traders, visiting market operators and market management contractors.
Occasional working outside of normal office hours is required for all posts as markets and individual pitches operate over seven days a week.
Successful candidates will be offered the post subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk
The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is Sunday 30th September at midnight.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16th October and Wednesday 17th October.
Please download the job description and person specification via this link