The Heart of a Town Lies in its People and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do. Stevenage is being transformed and Stevenage Borough Council is leading the change with its “Future Town Future Council” strategic vision.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly restructured and busy Major Works delivery team. Our Project Managers take charge of contracts where the Council is engaged with its partners in refurbishing its housing stock. We are currently managing a range of projects including decent homes, external works such as roofing and insulation as well as major works to the external fabric of our properties.
You will report to the Programme Manager and be supported in this role by a Clerk of Works who reports directly to the Project Manager. The role requires leadership and an assertive confident, individual who is also engaging, diplomatic and an excellent communicator with contractors, residents and other stakeholders. The post holder will be required to produce clear concise reports with supporting data and must be able to analyse data and information provided by our partner contractors and consultants. You will also be required to lead, question, provide technical advice as well as find solutions for obstacles to the delivery of your projects.
You will have:
Previous experience of managing staff and contractors under both TPC and JCT forms of contract.
Carrying out consultation with leaseholders and other residents as part of the Section 20 process.
Working in a local authority, housing association or large private sector landlord while delivering services of a similar nature.
Experience of providing reports and briefing councillors committee and board members.
Setting and monitoring key performance indicators carrying out checks and audits of work and providing information to auditors.
Analysing and certifying accounts for payment, managing and paying for the services provided by consultants.
What we can offer you:
The Council can offer you a competitive salary and pension scheme with generous employer contribution rates. We support a healthy work-life balance for our staff; providing flexible working, and a range of family friendly policies including maternity, parental, adoption and paternity leave entitlements. There is a minimum holiday entitlement of 24 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays. Additional employee benefits include: discounted gym and leisure centre membership, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, optional membership to an employee discount scheme (CSSC) and travel discounts through SmartGoStevenage. Other transport benefits include access to electric pool cars, bicycles and e-bikes for business use and purchase of bikes through CycleScheme.
Applications must be returned by 23:00 15 November 2020
For an informal discussion about this role please telephone Chris Philippou 01438 242358.
For an application pack and to apply online, please visit https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/job-vacancies. Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.
Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.
Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board
Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.
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