Category Manager - Regeneration
£47,304 - £48,237 per annum (PO6)
Permanent - Full Time
Hackney is one of London’s most diverse, dynamic neighbourhoods. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an exciting area to work, with rapid economic growth, excellent public services and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
We are looking for someone with wide experience of procurement within the construction and environment category in the public sector. In this role you will provide procurement advice for a variety of exciting new build, construction and regeneration projects. You must be able to advise internal clients about different routes to market, and understand the interaction of programme, design and construction management services in the procurement of regeneration projects. You will be involved in a range of procurement projects making sure they are conducted in line with the regulatory requirements, our policies and service priorities. You will either hold, or be studying for, MCIPS or have equivalent experience. Construction or project management qualifications or experience would be advantageous but are not essential.
You must be able to work independently and inspire confidence in your professional judgement while building successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will need to be commercially aware with a detailed understanding of construction procurement and associated legislation, strong project management skills and well developed political awareness supported by solid IT skills.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fast moving Regeneration Team and play a vital role in delivering one of the largest, most ambitious, and most successful house building programmes of any local authority in the country. The role offers considerable scope to widen your experience and develop your career in this area of work.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Clare Brennan by email firstname.lastname@example.org ring 020 8356 1359
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date: Sunday 16 December 2018 (22:59 hrs)
Interviews: Week Commencing 14 January 2019
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-