12 Month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity
As a multi award winning service and a leading operator in our field Hackney Markets Service deliver a Best-in-Class service providing innovative ways to Develop and operate Markets and Street trading activities. This is an exciting time to join the Markets and Street Trading Team, following a period of unprecedented challenges across the UK where our high streets are shrinking and retail chains are closing down. Hackney is leading the way for other local authorities in expanding and growing our portfolio across the borough and stimulating the local economy recovery.
Hackney’s nationally recognised street markets reflect the borough’s vibrant & diverse communities and cultures, with 6 historic and successful markets dating back hundreds of years offering a wide range of quality goods, value for money and a meeting place for those much-needed social interactions. Our markets have strong links with our local communities, food growing projects, small businesses, start-ups and festivals.
The Senior markets Service Officer role will provide supervisory support to the markets and street Trading Operations Manager for the successful and consistent delivery of the Markets and street trading function.
You will work as a senior part of the Markets and Street Trading Team undertaking enforcement and compliance inspections of all licensed trading activities across Hackney, You will supervise the deployment and customer service delivery of our Market service officers and foster close working relationships with all of our Traders as well as a diverse mixture of internal and external stakeholder partners with a view to increasing the number of licenced street traders in the borough supporting the economic growth of the local economy.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, a flexible approach to work, and the drive to deliver effective outcomes. You will also be required to deal with complaints, investigations, which may require formal interviews under PACE and special project work. We are committed to setting high standards for the community we are here to serve, and we believe in a partnership approach to advice and enforcement.
Your goal is to ensure the effective compliance to licence conditions and enforcement of the boroughs street trading activities, so a background in management, Enforcement and/ or the Customer Service sector would be helpful
We value diversity of thought and experience, and encourage applications from those who can offer a new opinions, Solutions and different perspectives. Experience of managing a sales or service teams and carrying out dynamic assessments and taking enforcement action is essential. You will also need effective relationship management and negotiating skills. As this is a supervisory role, the ability to manage a small team of staff in a performance-oriented culture is key.
There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.
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Closing date for applications: 28 November 2023 (22:59)
Interview date: TBC
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