At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we work collaboratively to help local residents achieve a great quality of life. From housing to healthcare, we collectively strive to adopt the most relevant and cutting-edge approaches to dealing with every person and every situation.
Markets and street trading are a vital part of what makes Kensington and Chelsea a great place to live and work. We’ve got world-famous department stores, diverse high streets and a fantastic hospitality sector, but it’s our eclectic artisans and independent businesses that bring our streets to life. And that’s where our Culture and Place department comes in.
As an Assistant Markets Manager, you’ll play a pivotal part in our recently launched five years market plan. We want to secure the vibrancy and relevance of our community hubs. Whether that’s making our markets greener, supporting them in innovative ways or simply promoting them to the rest of the city. We need people passionate about markets.
Your role will encompass markets on the Portobello Road and Golborne Road as well as two farmers markets and a number of isolated traders and storage units. You’ll need to coordinate and monitor a number of temporary traders each week and manage parking and bollards for traders and antiques dealers. On top of this you’ll support your manager with the 250+ traders that attend Notting Hill Carnival each year.
You’ll ensure that all street trading results in positive experience for both the trader and customer. Should the need arise, you’ll also be required to deal with any negative experiences on any given day. You’ll attend the office and markets at the start and end of the working day and make sure you’re up to date in counter terrorism and health & safety training.
As well as taking on the following responsibilities you’ll need to be able to provide support when the Markets Manager isn’t present. Assuming the role with authority and expertise to deal with daily issues that require short term action. Whether that’s liaising with emergency services, council colleagues, traders or general shoppers. No issue is too insignificant.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
The work we do requires someone who can think on their feet and is excellent with people. With relevant experience in a similar role and working knowledge of market legislation you’ll be able to think and solve problems with customers in mind. You’ll have good written and verbal communication skills as well as being good with numbers.
Your ability to be clear and persuasive in your reporting means you can organise, focus and liaise with traders effectively at all levels. A familiarity with email, Microsoft word and spreadsheets will allow you to regularly provide a high standard of customer service.
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Interview date: Week Commencing 12th December 2022
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