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Posted about 1 year ago

  • Contact: Vicky Power
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07375366298
  • Duration: 3 Months (extendable)
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 28 May 2022
  • Job Ref: VP-JO28042022

This client is urgently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Interim with Local Authority experience, specifically in the Construction, Regeneration and Housing.

This London based Local Authority client believes in creating a place where all people are born into a supportive and safe environment, grow and learn throughout their lives, build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, have access to high quality, affordable homes and retire into the community with dignity and pride.
Working together to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated.

The Culture:
Operating with a culture of openness, transparency and integrity – where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and develop to be the very best and built around 3 pillars:

Personal development: Everyone has talent.
Value our people and diversity: Everyone is valued.
The Westminster Way of working: Everyone is a leader.

Everyone is encouraged to develop themselves to have a growth mindset and an outward looking approach to provide the best service to our residents, businesses and visitors.

Working as part of the Council’s Procurement & Commercial Service you will bring deep subject expertise to a specialist area or business portfolio and work in close partnership with a Head of Commercial. You will promote strong co-ordination and technical consistency across your designated portfolio as well as identifying cross cutting and strategic procurement opportunities.

This is one of several posts in the Procurement Service that work flexibly to support the commercial needs of the Council. You will demonstrate deep commercial awareness and technical expertise across your area of specialism.

Role Specifics:

• Has deep subject expertise and credibility for the development, construction services and regeneration directorate.
• Has a deep understanding of the end to end commissioning or procurement process and the key inputs that are required to deliver successful outcomes, including those covered by PCR regulations;
• Has the ability to think strategically whilst maintaining a strong focus on service delivery;
• Has developed and maintained productive relationships, including those with key stakeholders and external organisations;
• Has worked in a structured or project-based environment;
• Worked independently or with others to deliver discreet projects;
• Has produced written and verbal summaries, including reports that have a strong and compelling narrative;
• Has strong financial literacy and numeracy and has used analysis to influence outcomes or thinking.

Key skills:
• Proven delivery skills and experience of working to tight, pressurised deadlines;
• Highly developed communication skills, the ability to generate insight and value added for the customer;
• A heightened commercial acumen;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including report writing;
• Highly literate computer skills particularly MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).

Key behaviours:
• The ability and confidence to work effectively with people at all levels internally and externally;
• Customer focus and the ability to build empathy and trust;
• The ability to challenge and influence effectively;
• Emotional resilience;
• Flexibility, creativity and self-motivation

Please apply or contact Vicky for further information.