Bicester Town Council is seeking to recruit a SERVICE MANAGER
37 hours per week on Salary SCP 29 – 33 (£32,029 – £35,934 pa)
About the role and about us:
Be at the heart of our community. Bicester Town Council wants to appoint a Service Manager to oversee a range of important services in the town.
Accountable to the Chief Officer and based at The Garth, you will manage a small team whose job is to make sure that the council works well. This includes overseeing the town’s events and activities, estates, outdoor and sports services, making sure that the council is listening to local people, making best use of the council’s buildings and arranging a full programme of events and activities for the community.
The post’s responsibilities are an exciting mix of celebrating the past and improving the council’s services now and in the future. So, the postholder will have responsibilities that range from making sure that the council’s role in the provision of service for the community is carried out diligently and respectfully, to leading the marketing and maximising the use made of the facilities.
This is a busy and important job. If you want to have responsibility for making things work smoothly, and the skills to release the potential in our staff and our properties, this job is for you. The person we are looking for is
- a good leader of people
- a confident manager and commissioner of services
- comfortable working within a budget and council rules to deliver and commission quality services
- literate and numerate, and able to analyse data
- a good negotiator, who is able to create and sustain relationships
- able to see the big picture and is attentive to important details
- a problem-solver who thinks and acts quickly
- able to make processes and resources work to achieve results
- a really good communicator
- able to juggle priorities, meet deadlines, and performs well under pressure.
Please take a look at the job description, person specification and application form listed below:
Bicester Town Council is located within the beautiful grounds of Garth Park we are enthusiastically involved in the many aspects of town life.
The full Town Council meets approximately every eight weeks and is made up of our 15 Councillors who look after the 4 wards across the Town. Responsible for a number of local services in Bicester from parks to events, cemetery and democratic services.
While it is helpful to have previously worked in a town council, we don’t consider that essential. We’re much more interested in finding the right person with the right qualities.
However, we do need you to be computer literate and ideally to be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in business administration or similar. We also need you to have had previous experience of managing people and services, and to work under your own initiative.
This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies. Bicester Town Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.
The work is varied and applicants are required to be self-starters, be a strong team player, able to work with minimum supervision and demonstrate a high level of customer care. You will need good administration, finance and meetings skills.
A permanent vacancy within our Leadership Team based at Garth Park in Bicester, reporting to the Chief Officer. The Council offers excellent conditions of service including holiday entitlements and a pension scheme. Your hours will include weekend and evening duties and you will be required to work on a flexible basis to cover these.
For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Sam Shippen, Chief Officer on 01869 252915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, download an Application Form Service Manager here. If you don’t have access to the internet contact us on 01869 252915 for a pack.
Closing Date: Noon on Monday 13th January 2020.
Interview Date: Friday 24th January 2020.