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Business Engagement Officer Construction

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Business Engagement Officer (Construction)

Fixed Term until March 2025:

  • Are you a people person, who has the ability to engage and influence a diverse range of people including employers and residents?
  • Do you want to help local people access apprenticeships, jobs and other construction opportunities on a wide range of developments in the London Borough of Wandsworth?
  • Do you have previous experience working in the construction, recruitment or t welfare to work industries?

If the answer is yes to these questions, then this role is for you.

We are looking for an individual who can think on their feet and react swiftly to ever changing employer and resident needs. Having an empathetic nature with a drive and desire to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives is essential to be successful in this role.

Major investment at Nine Elms Vauxhall and widespread regeneration across Wandsworth provides the council with access to a wide range of new jobs and apprenticeships. Key development sites include Battersea Power Station, One Thames City, Nine Elms Park, York Rd/Winstanley Estate Regeneration and many more.

Work Match is an established brand within the borough and our team is continuing to grow. Work Match engages with local businesses, developers, landowners and their supply chain to provide a free professional recruitment service and create local job opportunities for Wandsworth residents.

Please note that within this role, you will be required to go to Construction Sites, Jobcentre Plus, Job Fairs, among other places as part of your role on a weekly basis. However, there is also scope for some home working when this is not required.

Working hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, but we do operate a flexible working policy, so there can be some flexibility within the hours.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  22nd August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 23rd August – 26th August 2022

Interview Date: 6th & 7th September 

For an informal conversation please contact Karen Gleaves via

Useful Information:

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. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

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.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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