Senior Project Officer
Wandsworth is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic Battersea Power Station site dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Wandsworth’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The post holder will lead on Wandsworth Council’s Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure levy (NCIL) and will project manage, co-ordinate and monitor NCIL schemes under the partnerships brief.
The post holder will act as a channel of information between the residents, Council service areas, partner organisations, community and amenity groups, businesses and other local stakeholders. Develop and co-ordinate the programme of Wandsworth Local Fund projects across the borough to ensure delivery of existing projects and new projects as funding is granted to meet local and council priorities.
The successful applicant will embed mechanisms to help those who live and work in Wandsworth to shape and input into plans for the borough, influence the offer from statutory and non-statutory partners and be involved in the delivery of local priorities.
To be successful in this role, you will have extensive knowledge of current issues affecting local government and an understanding of grant making, commissioning, governance and community engagement. You will also have experience of developing multi-agency partnerships, working in a politically sensitive environment and financial management.
This role presents a unique opportunity for a well-organised, highly motivated project officer who is passionate about delivering high quality community projects and initiatives.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. There will be an expectation to work flexibly and this may suit someone who has caring or childcare responsibilities, attending meetings and events during office hours across Wandsworth but the post holder will be also be expected to attend occasional events outside of normal working hours and at weekends when required.
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 is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 20th December 2020
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 21st December 2020
Interview Date: TBC
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.
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.
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.