THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF GIRO’S PERSUASIVE POWERS
The Public Realm team in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. We love it when our work touches lives.
Take Stepping to the Beat, our 3k walk, jog or run for people with learning or physical disabilities or Autism, their families and carers. It’s a life-affirming, music-based event Coreen and Claudia are massively proud of – and they were keen for people to spread the word. So, imagine how thrilled they were when one of our residents, Giro, did just that. Advocating for people with disabilities at a planning meeting for transport in London, he was proudly wearing his event medal. And he decided to use it to encourage others. As he passed it around the room, Giro inspired lots more people with disabilities to get involved. Infectious enthusiasm goes a long way here.
Please view the extraordinary story of Giro’s Persuasive Powers here.
As a Business Improvement Manager, you can make your own powerful contribution shaping the way the council’s Highways service operates in the future. We manage £50m of capital investment for an exciting range of projects every year. Our programme of scheme development and delivery ranges from resourcing and reporting to change management. And you’ll be responsible for embedding on-going business objectives into the organisation and evaluating how best practice is implemented.
You’ll do this in a number of ways. Developing and co-ordinating multiple public realm programmes, you’ll monitor a pipeline of future projects and ensure capital and revenue budgets are managed effectively. Maintaining efficient project plans and financial reporting will go hand in hand with the internal and external relationships you’ll develop in order to deliver your portfolio of projects.
This role requires innovation and continual improvement. And we’re looking for an ambitious individual to oversee our multidisciplinary team.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You’ll have experience managing complex project programmes within a relevant field. Comfortable working from home and central London, you’re able to deliver to budget while building strong relationships with large service supplier contracts. With a demonstrable collaborative capability, you’ll be confident overseeing a diverse and dynamic team to establish, review and embed effective change across the department.
With strong problem solving skills, you’ll have a customer driven, analytical approach to how you think. Your knowledge of how to apply project management techniques will feed your results focussed, strategic outlook on how we meet our targets. Personable and with excellent communication skills, your calm, independent approach to work influences those around you and supports internal and external objectives for change.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds (B.A.ME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a fairer city. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
Contact details for an informal discussion: Sarah Hoare, Head of Public Realm, 07870548301, or via email: SHOARE@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK