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"Making Stevenage better for everyone"

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Post number 009372
Location Stevenage
Hours per week 37 hours per week 
Salary Starting from £42,821 to £44,863 (pro rata for hours worked)
Full / Part time Full-time 
Contract Permanent 
Closing date Sunday 17 October 2021

Stevenage - A New Era

The scale of ambition across Britain’s First New Town is unprecedented. A major £billion town centre regeneration programme is currently underway along with a £45 million refurbishment of council homes. At the same time there is significant investment across the town’s neighbourhoods to make lives better. All of this is being driven by a council with a co-operative commitment to working with its communities and driving a modern and agile approach to its work.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on Stevenage, as it has across towns and cities across the UK. As the town embarks on its recovery plan it does so attempting to ensure that no-one is left behind. The council has recently agreed an Inclusive Economy Charter and has also announced an Equalities Commission. The aim of both of these is to tackle issues of social exclusion and to ensure opportunities are created for everyone across the town. The local voluntary sector has also come together to work to secure resources to tackle the challenges ahead.

The next 12 months will be critical to the town’s recovery.

About the role

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.

About you

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • 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. 

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Pension Scheme: we offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
  • Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
  • 24 days holiday rising to 30 days (depending on Local Government service)
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
  • Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
  • Discounted Health and Fitness membership at Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL)
  • Trade Unions: for a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Our values

We care passionately about our town and are committed to making a real difference now and into the future.

Our approach is driven by Our Values. These guide and inform everything we do; delivering our services, making Stevenage a great place to live, working with our partners, and ensuring SBC is an inspiring place for our staff to work.

Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification

We are unable to accept CV’s. Please quote the correct reference no. when applying 009372.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please also read the guidance notes on completing the application form before proceeding with your application.

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For an informal discussion about this role, please telephone Chris Philippou on 01438 242358.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date in certain circumstances. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

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We look forward to receiving your application.

Equalities

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for all.

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.

Happy to talk flexible working

Recruitment Team

Stevenage Borough Council

Daneshill House

Danestrete

Stevenage

Herts

SG1 1HN

Recruitmentteam@stevenage.gov.uk