Commercial and Contracts Manager

Hackney, London (Greater)
£63,387 - £64,422 per annum
07 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Housing is a top priority for Hackney. Ensuring that we deliver a high quality, customer focussed repairs service across our 30,000 homes is paramount. We have recently remodelled our repairs service to match our aspirations and are now looking for senior managers who can take us on the next stage of our improvement journey.

Hackney Council is looking for an experienced senior manager to lead on the development and day-to-day management of our building maintenance contracts. You will help make sure our contracts provide good value for money for our residents and lead on high-profile re-commissioning and procurement initiatives.

You will be responsible for putting in place effective governance, financial management and performance frameworks, helping ensure we promote continuous improvement. You will also provide leadership and direction to a small team of quantity surveying and contract management staff. You will encourage them to add value through high quality analysis, financial scrutiny and collaborative working.

You must have substantial knowledge of commercial and contract management within the building maintenance industry. We need someone with a strong track record of successfully defining and managing working relationships with contractors in a complex delivery environment. To thrive in this role you will need strong commercial awareness, excellent negotiating skills and a passion for getting the best deal for our residents.

You should be adept at driving performance and promoting new delivery models to achieve the best possible outcomes for customers. Your leadership, strategic overview and ability to identify opportunities for improvement will be essential. You must demonstrate excellent technical skills with a good understanding of associated health and safety, compliance and the legislative frameworks within which we work.

Successful applicants will be either a Member of RICS or CiOH and have relevant health and safety qualifications or experience.

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 the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Platt, Head of Building Maintenance and Estate Environment on 020 8356 6899.

For further information and to apply, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the page.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification and include a supporting statement addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post.

Closing Date: 27 January 2019, (22:59pm)

Interview date: 8 February 2019

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.

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.

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