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Assistant Project Officer - Business Development

The Role

The Design Service is an in-house, fee-earning multi-disciplinary consultancy service covering a full range of construction professional services including M&E, building and quantity surveying, architecture, energy management and project management.

The service delivers a wide range of projects which includes the design and delivery of schools works and significant parts of the Council’s expanding house building programme.

This service is rare if not unique in local government and this role presents an opportunity for an experienced and customer focused property professional to make a difference in a forward looking and commercially minded Council.

Currently we have a vacancy in the Business Development team for an Assistant Business Development Officer to assist in developing, managing and implementing the Design Service Business plan and brand development strategy.  This is a varied role which will include ensuring templates are correct and up to date, reviewing and updating strategies as required and providing support in relation to the project management and programme monitoring fee income software.

If you want to know more about this post then please telephone Kirsten Hawkins, Business Development Officer on 020 8871 8518 for an informal discussion.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include home working (dependent on service need), part-time working, annualised hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Shortlisting Date: w/c 29/04/2019

Interview Date: w/c 13/05/2019

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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