Principal Infrastructure Officer job with Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

The Role

  • Do you want to join a positive and ambitious team?
  • Do you want to lead alongside senior stakeholders on transforming decision-making processes?
  • Do you have experience using Microsoft Power BI or other reporting tools to analyze and display information or statistics?
  • Are you a confident communicator, leader, and presenter?

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to fill a new role within the Information and Planning Obligations team. The focus of this role is to ensure efficient and effective infrastructure governance, strategies and monitoring frameworks are in place to enhance infrastructure decision making to deliver corporate priorities. You will be responsible for providing dedicated support to the Councils’ Infrastructure Board, a senior officer group established to strategically oversee infrastructure prioritization and decision making to enable delivery of infrastructure to support development.

You will confidently lead on coordination and liaison across Council teams, overseeing the bid-evaluation process for project submissions to the Board. You will author appropriate strategies to support the decision-making of the Board. You will use reporting tools to provide evidence, project updates and detailed recommendations to the Board. You will work closely with the Directorate of Resources for the purposes of capital monitoring.

Who We Are

Wandsworth is a thriving Inner London Borough on the southern banks of the River Thames that is steeped in a diverse history. The borough features landmarks such as the iconic Battersea Power Station, Ram Brewery, and Clapham Junction Station, and is acknowledged for its famous green spaces such as Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, Putney Heath, and the Grade 2 listed Battersea Park.

Richmond is arguably London’s most attractive borough with the River Thames running for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Twickenham town centers, and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond boasts Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, vibrant town centers bursting with life, as well as being the home of English rugby.

We are positive and ambitious – when you join us, you’ll apply the same approach.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Fiona Cross, Information and Planning Obligations Team Manager on 0208 871 6309 or email [email protected]

You will:

Take a lead role in formalizing the delivery and operation of the Infrastructure Board and all associated workstreams.

Be a self-starter, able to use initiative, get to grips with work quickly and independently and solution driven.

Write and update strategies as well as corresponding reports and evidence.

Maintain high professional standards with the ability to liaise across teams and communicate complex information to a range of colleagues and senior managers.

Be able to commute into either Council’s office as required by your manager for your project work.

How to apply?

Please register and submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at [email protected]

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At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders, and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the center of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognize the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including working from home, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 3rd August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 4th and 5th August 2022

Interview Date: W/C 8th August 2022

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including applicants who do not identify as White British.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values ​​differences, recognizing that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

This recruitment will be anonymised

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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