Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we’ve developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We’re one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
We are looking to appoint a Contract Officer to support in leading on the delivery of our new Local London Works Programme. This is an exciting new project funded by the European Social Fund which seeks to enable our residents to access the information, advice and support they need to move into meaningful work. This is a new programme so we are looking for someone with an eye for detail as well as demonstrable experience of programme inception and set up.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping people into good work, and who has experience of the employment and skills system, as well as excellent project management and communication skills. The successful candidate will support the Principal Contracts Manager to manage our delivery partners to achieve key targets and objectives.
Local London is the sub-regional partnership of eight boroughs: Enfield, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Greenwich and Bexley. We also work with the London Borough of Bromley on several of our programmes.
The post is based in Ilford at the LB Redbridge but the postholder will be required to work flexibly, including working primarily from home and travelling to meetings and events across the Local London area and working remotely as required by the demands of the workload.
Redbridge Council is the accountable body for Local London and Local London staff are employed on Redbridge Council terms and conditions.
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.