Project Officer

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£40,000 - £54,100 per annum
18 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Managing projects that put positive change front and centre

In Kensington and Chelsea, we have an ambitious Council Plan which sets out our priorities for the next four years. It is directly shaped by the Council’s biggest ever ‘conversation’ with residents and puts community involvement at its heart.

Kensington and Chelsea understand the opportunity as well as the necessity for positive innovation and change. In particular, we are reviewing how we can have a direct positive impact on the residents and community of our Borough using our property portfolio and ensures that it aligns with our ambitions on equality, diversity and inclusion. This will often involve radical thinking about the creative use of space and resources , striking the right balance between financial returns on the one hand, and other non-financial ‘social’ outcomes on the other.

The Role:

This is a new role with immense scope to influence the future shape and direction of the Social Investment and Property function, drawing on best practice from across the property sector. Working closely with the Director, you’ll manage a portfolio of both property and community-focused projects. From research and analysis to stakeholder engagement and performance management, you’ll drive and co-ordinate projects to ensure positive impact and outputs for our residents. You’ll help to ensure Kensington and Chelsea emerges stronger and better from its current challenges.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

While a background in property, construction or local government would be useful, you must be ready to think afresh about what’s possible. Along with an enquiring mind, you’ll have high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to ask pertinent questions, listen actively and challenge where necessary. Project management skills are also essential, and you’re likely to have a track-record of delivering individual, departmental and organisation-wide programmes. Data manipulation skills, including Excel Pivot Tables and expertise in Word and Powerpoint are important. A self-starter, you’ll have a can-do attitude and the ability to negotiate, communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining a bit about yourself and how you meet the requirements for the role in your personal statement.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.