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Commercial Specialist L1/Graduate Trainee
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 712078
  • Published: Mon 06/09/2021, 12:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,183 - £32,910 per annum, Grade 5-7
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Shute End/Home Working, Berkshire

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Commercial Specialist L1/Graduate Trainee

Some 165,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home.  With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better.  Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly created team that will help to shape the commercial future of the council. We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative individuals to support the Commercialisation Manager to develop and drive our commercial strategy forwards.

Working closely with colleagues across the Council, you will be responsible for optimising income and identifying new revenue opportunities; prioritising the use of resources to meet changing customer needs and demands; and working with internal and external stakeholders, helping to promote and grow the local economy.

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The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage internal and external relationships, including broad experience of working cross functionally to deliver objectives and influence business decisions.

About us

Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time, and the opportunity for smart working. 

You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car.  Currently most staff at WBC are working from home in accordance with government guidelines.  The future working pattern is likely to be a combination of flexible home working and office based.

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, please follow the link to the online application form.  CVs are not accepted.  If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency-based interview process.

Closing date:  11pm, Sunday 19th September 2021.

For an informal discussion, please contact Lyndsey Kauder, Commercialisation Manager, on 0771 0117775 or Bob Watson, Assistant Director, Finance on 07801 664387.

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