Economic Benefits Officer - Procurement
The post holder will assist with negotiating and securing local economic benefits from the Council's procurement contracts, in line with the 2016 Supplementary Planning Guidance and the 2012 Public Services (Social Value) Act. You will ensure that the delivery and quality of economic benefits outputs and outcomes are effectively monitored, evaluated and analysed. This role supports internal departments to maximise skills development, local labour initiatives and the local supply chain.
Review and evaluate economic benefits secured through procurement contracts to ensure they are fit for purpose in terms of supporting the council's strategic objectives. Ensuring maximum contractual commitment to and delivery of a wide range of employment and enterprise opportunities for local residents through the council's procurement contracts across all departments.
You will need an in-depth knowledge of public sector procurement regulations as well as experience of project management and contract management. You will have the ability to effectively plan and manage your workload as well as monitor and analyse projects and contract outputs. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to develop effective partnerships across different teams both internally and externally. The post holder will be expected to provide written reports and briefs as well as deliver presentations to internal Council staff. An understanding of social and economic issues affecting the Borough and of strategic policy development in both local and national contexts is an essential requirement. A background which demonstrates an understanding of the commissioning processes and community development projects would be highly desirable. You will possess excellent ICT skills especially within the Microsoft Office Package with the ability to create presentations, familiarity with databases and corporate software applications to record performance. In addition to the above, you will have the ability to collaborate and input in projects across the Growth and Economic Development division as well as flexibility and positive attitude to changing demands of service and projects.