Remedy Recruitment Group
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. They have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. They 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. They are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and the workforce can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved.
In order to achieve this, they 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. They 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.
The role will report to Category Lead – construction and environment but will also have dotted reporting line to the Head of Property and Asset Management and will focus mainly on the procurement of refurbishment and maintenance contracts, providing holistic support to the Neighbourhoods and Housing Division in respect of their procurements and commissioning, supplier relations, contract management, and through to contributing to quality assurance and service planning.
The post holder will contribute to commercial strategies, governance systems and procurement best practice through both strategic and operational activities, and will promote the benefits of procurement, demonstrating to managers and heads of service how effective procurement can improve service provision and add value to the Council tenants and leaseholders.
A significant part of this role will be to work with Category Lead – construction and environment to lead or contribute to the Neighbourhoods and Housing Division development in the following areas:
enhance construction procurement support to the Property Asset Management Service and Building Management Service
provision of procurement support in the development of the Division and oversee strategy and its implementation including procurement of essential contracts identified as part of the delivery of the strategy
oversee contracts negotiations and the contract management for major works and services procured by the Division Technical knowledge and proven working experience in: Proven experience of working in a Property / Housing related environment at a senior level Strong experience of leading on major and minor works procurement projects relating to the repairs and maintenance of Property stocks / Council assets Demonstrable experience of achieving cost savings through procurement activities and the delivery of sustainable benefits Experience of planning, managing and monitoring programmes of work.
Experience of establishing complex contracts and service agreements, ideally within a local authority or Housing Association / Property Division context. Experience of making presentations to management meetings, boards and committees. Experience of collaborative working with the Council, working collaboratively with other agencies and of negotiating. Experience of using IT based systems to support decision-making Experience of providing support for section 20 consultation and TUPE transfer as part of the procurement of major works Experience of developing and procuring different forms of contracts including partnering agreements
Qualifications A relevant professional qualification (e.g. MCIPS) and/or appropriate professional experience at a senior level Good and relevant procurement experience with proven track record of working on complex construction related procurement projects Procurement experience within a buildings / property / regeneration (new build) environment is essential
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.
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