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Vacancy Details

Commercial Officer

Sevenoaks District Council
Dunbrik Depot, Sundridge
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/12/2020 at 23:55 PM
Sevenoaks District Council

Sevenoaks District Council

Commercial Officer

Salary Band D £31,077 per annum – Initial 6 month Interim with the possibility of extension.

A generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).

About us

Here at Sevenoaks we pride ourselves on treating both our employees and communities we serve with dignity and respect. We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year - Councils

The Role

Working with the Head of Direct Services and our new Commercial Operations and Trading Manager the Commercial Officer will play a key role in helping us shape and develop our commercial future.

The role itself is varied and your duties will range from researching and presenting business opportunities, to managing budgets and dealing with escalating project issues. Ideally you should have a background in sales and marketing and have good project management skills.

You will be joining the Council at an exciting time and we are looking for a confident individual who has excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and who isn’t afraid to challenge existing approaches.

The Team

The Commercial Officer will be line managed by the Commercial Operations and Treading Manager but will also benefit from the skills and experience of the Head of Direct Services.  

Direct services has approximately 110 operational staff working in various areas including waste management, street cleansing, deport management, transport, workshops and environmental enforcement.

Interested in the role and want to know more?

Please contact Trevor Kennett, Head of Direct Services, trevor.kennett@sevenoaks.gov.uk/ 01732 227407 or Richard Taylor, Commercial Operations and Trading Manager richard.taylor@sevenoaks.gov.uk / 01732 227412 for an informal discussion about the role.

Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification found in the Candidate Pack and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

How to get to us: 

Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train. You will be based at the Dunbrik Depot, 2 Main Road, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6EP however due to the current pandemic and current Government advice at the time of advert the role will require a combination of both remote and office based working. A free staff car park is available on site. 

Closing date: 4 December 2020

Shortlisting date: Week commencing 7 December 2020

Interviews Week commencing 14 December 2020

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing human.resources@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying.

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