Coordinator – Urban Projects

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Job Ref.: 
TM/EMPLOYSE1
Sector: 
Other
Job Location: 
Bankside
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Job Duration: 
Permanent
Exact Salary: 
£9.75 ph
Salary and Benefits: 

The salary is paid monthly in arrears on the 28th of each month (or preceding Friday if the 28th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday)

Standard benefits will apply unless indicated otherwise including:

22 days holiday per annum (pro rata), in addition to public holidays

Contributory pension after probationary period

37 hours per week (5 days per week). Flexible hours negotiable

There will be a probationary period of three months

Number of vacancies: 
1
Job starts now: 
Yes
I would like to receive applications from: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

About Us:

The means is a consultancy head quartered in Wales, with offices in Southwark and Llanelli. The means is a company that transforms the places where we work and live – inspiring communities and creating places where people want to be. We never forget that place-making is about people – our clients and the people whose communities we are entrusted to revitalise. It is a trust we value highly. Our commitment is to bring fresh ideas to our place-making and place management solutions, ideas based on extensive experience and knowledge that produces outstanding solutions to problems.

The means is a 10-strong place-making practice. Recognised nationally and internationally as an innovative organisation working in the areas of economic development, regeneration and transport planning, we partner with regional governments, local authorities and the private sector to make great places. We are well-known for forming and managing Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the UK and overseas.

 

Job Description:

We are seeking candidates for a trainee position, to help deliver a range of place-making and place management projects, including Business Improvement District (BID) development.

We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in urban development, regeneration, placemaking, or related areas that are seeking a nurturing environment in which to grow their experience.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will, as part of their role at The means, go through a programme of support and development including mentoring, coaching, on the job training and course-based training where necessary

We expect the successful candidate to develop towards taking a leading role in the company’s consultancy and implementation projects, and to provide support to other members of the team as and when required.

The Tasks:

To support other Means personnel in delivering a range of place-making and place management projects, particularly BID development. Specific duties include:

  • Provide specialist support to team members on larger projects.
  • In particular, campaign to businesses in a variety of locations on behalf of would-be BID organisations. This involves a high volume of telephone work – often calling ‘cold’, ‘doorstepping’ of retail businesses and one-to-one meetings with senior business personnel.
  • Where appropriate, lead on delivery of smaller-scale projects.
  • Update The means’ website, collate relevant news and articles to distribute to team members, and issue occasional e-newsletters
  • Undertake socio-economic research and surveys.
  • Support the development of strategies, feasibility studies, action plans and business plans.
  • Engage with external stakeholders and partners on a project-by-project basis.
  • Administer meetings of steering groups and management committees.
  • General administration for project teams.
  • General administration for The Means as a whole, including co-ordination of projects, organising and minuting team meetings, arranging travel, assisting with the production of tenders and monitoring current opportunities.

Attend and contribute to team meetings and company away-days

 

Person specification and Experience required: 

1 - Amount of Experience Required:

Essential

  • Strong interest in place management

Desirable

  • 1 year or less demonstrable experience in place management or related field
  • An understanding of BIDs
  • 1 year or less experience of working within a corporate business environment

2 - Technical Skills Required:

Essential

  • Highly numerate
  • Experience using a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat / Reader, e-mail programmes such as Outlook & Gmail
  • Ability to undertake research work and manage & analyse data
  • Good project management skills (not necessarily gained in the workplace)

Desirable

  • Other relevant IT skills such as use of design software, GIS mapping or CAD

3 - Formal Qualifications:

Desirable

  • Relevant first-degree with a business or urban geography component

4 - Personality and Competencies Required:

Essential

  • Reliable with an ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Understands the importance of prioritising work and manages availability of time and resources to optimise delivery of own and team goals.
  • Adaptable and flexible with problem assessment and problem solving skills
  • A motivated individual who is able to actively contribute to the team.
  • Embraces accountability associated with the role and takes personal responsibility for delivery of results.
  • Promotes professional conduct within the team.
  • Is polite, respectful, diplomatic and keeps matters private and confidential.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Communicates effectively with a broad range of people in a variety of means.
  • Credible and persuasive in a business environment
  • Promotes customer focus in the team
  • Occasional requirements to work outside office hours to fulfill duties of the post

 

TO APPLY:

Please email your CV, plus a covering letter of not more than 500 words to: info@employ-se1.co.uk

 

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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