Reference number: SC05116
Southwark is a large, ambitious, and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
Southwark Repairs is a customer focused service and we are working on our Improvement Plan to become a fit for the future service that put residents at its heart.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to become a contract officer within the Specialist Services team.
In this role you will provide support to a range of housing professionals who deliver services that include legal disrepair, arbitration, fire safety, adaptations, repairs & works across Southwark’s housing stock.
As a Contracts Officer you will be responsible for an array of tasks including managing and monitoring contractors in their delivery of services, managing data systems, supporting the disrepair team, dealing with arbitration matters, liaising with customers, contractors, internal and external agencies and representatives, providing regular reports for statistical information as well as managing financial payments and work programmes.
You will need to be enthusiastic, proactive, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
You will need to have a great attention to detail, take pride in what you do while promoting and conveying the council’s promise of putting customers at the heart of all you do and deliver value for money, applying the principle of spending money as if it was from your own pocket.
Benefits and more information:
Shortlisting date: 28 September 2022.
Interview date: 4 October 2022.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.