About Barnet Council:
Barnet is a Borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a Council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our Borough and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better. As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values: Learning to Improve, Caring, Inclusive, Collaborative – which drive everything we do.
About The Parking Service:
The Parking Service covers a wide range of functions managing parking and traffic across the borough. We help to manage the kerb space and the highway to ensure fairness, protect safety, keep traffic moving and further the Council's climate change, clean air and sustainability goals. To this end we enforce parking and traffic restrictions, administer parking permissions such as resident permits and visitor parking on street and in our car parks and deal with nuisance vehicles. Our job is to ensure that we get the best service from our outsourced providers combined with value for money. As part of the Street Scene family and wider Customer and Place functions of the Council, we are well placed to help manage and develop the public realm and this role would see the successful candidate working with a wide range of colleagues across the Council.
About The Role:
The Contract Performance Officer plays a key role in monitoring and driving improved performance of a number of its partners such that the Council maximises the financial and non-financial benefits of these relationships. The role is required to work collaboratively across the range of service areas that make up the Parking Enforcement Service; supporting and challenging all partners to ensure the Council achieves effective outcomes in accordance with Contract requirements for the benefit of customers and to ensure continuous innovation and improvement for the Council. This role will include hybrid working,with the rest of the time spent between Colindale and contractors offices across the borough.
- You will have a proven track record of contract/project management
- You will have a high standard of literacy and numeracy along with strong skills using suitable standard and specialist business tools
- You will have the ability to draft complex briefings and reports and present these to management and Members and those external to the Council including local authority peers
- You will have the ability to plan and provide leadership to enable projects/contracts to be developed, delivered and completed on time and budget
- You will have the ability to maintain composure in difficult situations or when faced with strong opposition while building and maintaining an effective network of working relationships
- You will demonstrate impartiality and objectivity when taking actions and making decisions, and be fair, consistent and objective when managing others.
What we offer:
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, which provides a valuable guaranteed income in your retirement together with security for your dependents https:// www.lgpsmember.org/your-pension/the-essentials
- Work-life balance options may include hybrid working, flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
- A vast range of lifestyle discounts from major retailers, supermarkets, energy suppliers and more
- Broad range of payroll benefits including cycle to work, eye care vouchers, travel and gym membership
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
Employee wellbeing training programs including confidential employee assistance.
Barnet Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.
To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. For further information, please read our equality statement.
Barnet Council embraces all forms of flexible working (including part-time, compressed hours, and remote working) and is committed to offering employees a healthy work-life balance. Candidates are encouraged to talk about relevant requirements and preferences at interview. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
Barnet Council is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process. We support the access to work scheme, further details are available at www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply
All posts with the council are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.
Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.
Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.