Commercial Officer (FM)
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Schools Facilities Management (FM) Team ensuring the successful provision of in-house repairs and maintenance services to schools, children’s centres and other clients within the Council in line with Camden’s customer service standards.
Proactively working with suppliers, schools and specialist sub-contractors you will ensure repairs and planned preventative maintenance (PPM) costs are allocated efficiently. Taking ownership of the whole process, you will adopt a robust and pro-active approach to the trading accounts including: tracking and reporting on operating expenditure, invoice management, risk mitigation and compliance covering financial regulations, Camden’s procurement procedure and contractual terms and conditions.
You will analyse job history and collate accurate management reports including all project costs on a monthly basis including ensuring accurate evidence of job costs, recharges to stakeholders and any trading impacts; liaising with both in house and specialist sub-contractors, where required.
You will use a range of computer systems included computer aided facility management (CAFM), financial systems and MS Excel to present trading reports in a facilities management environment.
The service to stakeholders operates over extended weekday working hours, typically 8 AM to 6 PM Monday to Friday. The post holder is required to work flexibly to manage and support service delivery between these hours. This may include changes to working times / patterns in order to deliver an effective service.
You will have a good understanding of facilities management business along with service level agreements, service targets, objectives and key performance indicators.
You will bring a good working knowledge of the end to end responsive repairs system process, in particular accurate recharges to stakeholders, tracking work to completion and labour costing.
With excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, you will have the ability to deal with a range of parties whilst working in a multi-disciplinary team, dealing with specialist sub-contractors and trade contractors in a changing, high volume responsive repairs environment.
You will be proficient in using Microsoft Office Packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and facilities management databases and systems. Applying analysis and intelligence skills, you will have experience of collating and inputting high volumes of information accurately.
To succeed, you will possess the ability work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 26th May 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held: W/C 3rd June 2019
Please quote reference: 190000A7
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 17th June, 15th July and 19th August 2019