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Planning Development Manager

Planning Development Manager

Pay - £21.55ph

Type - Temporary

Hours - 37.5pw

Duration - 4 months

Location - Central London

Our client is a looking for an experienced Planning and Development Manager to work within the Development Management team, reporting to and providing support to the Head of Development Management, the Deputy Head of Development Management, as well as the Director of PPDT and the Head of Planning Policy.

The successful applicant will be responsible for proactively evaluating planning proposals and providing professional planning advice. To liaise and negotiate effectively with applicants and agents, consultees, elected members, Government departments, residents, land owners and statutory and non-statutory bodies.

General responsibilities include:

  • To contribute to the implementation of a high-quality planning service which delivers a successful Olympic legacy by facilitating the physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in the LLDC area.
  • To proactively evaluate applicants' proposals at the pre-application stage, advising on planning processes, planning policy compliance and the appropriate content of planning applications and other planning submissions.
  • To independently manage, assess, evaluate and process planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases, ensuring that these are dealt with in accordance with agreed performance targets including the preparation of high quality reports either for delegated determination or for consideration by the LLDC's Planning Decisions Committee.
  • To negotiate scheme amendments and mediate between different planning interests to ensure good planning and policy compliant outcomes and the LLDC's regeneration objectives.
  • To prepare appropriate planning conditions, and to lead negotiations on planning proposals and s.106 legal agreements.
  • To monitor planning permissions and s.106 agreements.
  • To attend and present reports and briefings to the LLDC Planning Decisions Committee and attend other LLDC meetings, panels and working groups.
  • To manage public consultation on planning proposals and applications, including attendance at events, exhibitions and public meetings. To attend technical meetings and working groups with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the LLDC PPDT.
  • To facilitate and contribute to joint working and the duty to cooperate with London Boroughs, the GLA and statutory and non-statutory consultees.
  • To contribute to the preparation and review of local supplementary planning documents as directed by the Head of Planning Policy, including the formulation of development management policies.
  • To prepare, review and monitor Development Management procedures and processes as directed by the Head of Development Management.
  • To prepare briefs for, instruct and manage specialist consultants to support the Development Management function.
  • To prepare evidence and submit statements of case for planning appeals. As appropriate appear at hearings and public inquiries, representing the Local Planning Authority.
  • To undertake site visits, including the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control.
  • To provide written and verbal advice including responding to general planning queries from members of the public and contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Development Management Team by liaising with other team members on a day to day basis and assisting in providing Development Management cover (phone or drop-in queries) as required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Significant experience of managing planning applications
  • Experience working within the town planning profession, with a demonstrable track record of working in development management, including the assessment of planning applications and preparation of reports to senior officers and Planning Decisions Committee
  • Demonstrable practical experience of all main aspects of the statutory planning processes
  • Experience of carrying out stakeholder and public consultation and engagement, and
  • Demonstrable experience of developing effective relationships and working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including statutory and non-statutory organisations and elected representatives
  • Experience of coordinating work and liaising with other public and /or professional organisations
  • A good understanding of the political, policy, social, environmental and economic issues relating to East London and the delivery of the Olympic Park legacy and fringe areas
  • Experience of working within a team environment.

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

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Business Support Manager

This role will be working with one of the UK's largest children's charities and the purpose of the role is to:

Work with local authority partners in England delivering resources and support for practitioners. To manage the flow of information between the Relationships Management team and external partners as well as the flow of information between teams within the organisation. To work to support new strategy developments and programmes. To provide leadership on aspects of key projects within the Relationships Management team, coordinating data, managing deadlines, liaising with stakeholders to ensure requirements can be met and supporting the Senior Partnerships lead for England on a regular basis to meet team objectives.

Developing, implementing, and supporting change to systems and processes will be key in the success of this role in the future, the role is expected to change and evolve over time. To provide excellent support to the team, coordinating the meeting calendars, supporting meetings, and ensuring efficient tracking of actions.

  • Plan, manage and report on the communication and flow of information of local authority resource allocations in England, communicating and coordinating with Wales and NI teams on a regular basis.
  • Work with local authority partners and the organisations Relationship Managers to minimise the incidence of cancellations and delays of resources and communicate the impact of such incidents to all relevant partners.
  • Work with teams across the organisation to plan, design and manage regular communication with local authority partners, including mass mail-outs, surveys and questionnaires as well as working closely with the organisations Communications Team on all aspects of information flow with partners.
  • Develop communication materials and plans to explain changes in processes and content to local partners, support the use of the Digital Asset Management system alongside the Relationship Managers.
  • Moderate and manage the organisations Local Authority Network on Knowledge Hub, responding to and facilitating membership requests, generating, and steering discussions, sourcing and managing blogs, developing new content etc.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of the local authority annual reports process.
  • Support and develop delivery of monthly management information on team activities.
  • Support and co-ordinate team meetings, actions, risk logs and project updates.

Predominantly working with our Relationships Management, Operations, Design and Research teams to develop and implement strategies, systems, communications approaches, and processes that support the smooth and effective operational delivery of the organisations programmes with local authority partners

  • Support coordinators to use the partnership agreement support tools effectively.
  • Lead the work across the organisation to streamline communication pathways with local authority partners, ensuring that local authorities are regularly and effectively kept in contact with the plans and priorities of the organisation.
  • Develop and roll out tools that support the smooth and effective operational delivery of programmes.
  • Work with Coordinators to make sure that orders go to the right addresses, in the right quantities and at the right time.
  • Coordinate the internal work of the Relationships Management team by maintaining the team's Actions and Risk Log and building process maps and support the Senior Local Partnerships Manager with coordinating team's activities and projects.
  • Coordinate, support, and drive team meetings
  • Leading on the management of data, collating, and interpreting data, intelligence and information from local authority partners, the Relationships Management, Research and Impact Team and Operations Teams, and ensuring that data informs more effective programme and operational development, strategy, and delivery. Sharing best practice amongst local authority partners
  • Coordinate the regular assessment of local authority performance and the resultant changes to the ranking tool, allocations, and deliveries.
  • Manage, update, and continue to develop the local authority data dashboard.
  • Manage, maintain, and develop the relationship management element of the monthly data dashboard
  • Ensure the organisation maintains an accurate database/record of other local settings e.g. children's settings and working with the research team to ensure ease of access to a variety of data. Work with Relationship Managers and partners to increase the quality of information on use of resources.
  • Ensure the organisation maintains up-to-date key contact and delivery details for all local authority partners.

Person Specification

A confident manager with excellent communication skills, someone that gets job satisfaction from problem-solving and improving systems and processes. You will be persuasive, determined, and exceedingly well organised, with first class attention to detail. Working collaboratively in line with organisational behaviours and confident in leading projects and motivating team members to deliver results. You will be able to write clearly and accurately as well as work with, analyse and communicate through data.

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Procurement Manager - Corporate

Procurement Manager - Corporate

Type: Temporary

Pay: £191.00 - £415.00 per day

Start Date: ASAP - November 2022

Hours: 35pw

Location: SE

Our client is a leading transportation organisation based in South London. They are looking for an experienced and forward-thinking individual to develop procurement strategies and category plans and deliver best value and efficient procurements of works, services and supplies.

General responsibilities

  • Collate customer requirements, data and intelligence about suppliers, market sectors and contractual commitments for the development of five year forecasts of procurement requirements and develop procurement strategies, category plans and specific procurement plans, in support of a defined asset or delivery area
  • Manage the procurement processes for competitive tendering, including supplier selection, pre-qualification, tendering and evaluation and contract award in accordance with the procurement plan, procedures and governance.
  • Lead risk assessments with subject matter experts to establish the safety and business criticality of the works, services or products to be procured and develop the appropriate level of supplier and product assurance, audit and evaluation for each procurement to mitigate risks and incorporate HSQE policies.
  • Utilise e-procurement tools, templates and standard forms of contract, to maximise the efficiency and control of the procurement process and to support the fair evaluation of responses from the bidding suppliers This role profile takes account of the primary factors but recognises there may be a number of items required to fulfil the role, but which are not required to be detailed.
  • Manage contract negotiations, including the formulation of negotiation parameters, analysis and interpretation of commercial data and demonstration of flexibility whilst achieving negotiation objectives.
  • Prepare appropriate forms of contract to clarify the price and deliverables for the works or services, contract responsibilities, and the incentives, risk and obligations for each party; stipulate contractual remedies in the event of poor performance or breach of contract.
  • Maintain accurate and auditable records of procurement process compliance and ensure that vital records are maintained and archived when appropriate, and the contracts and supplier registers are updated
  • Exercise procurement authority as delegated by the Commercial Director; maintain high levels of process probity.
  • When managing procurement staff, set clear objectives, provide feedback on performance and coach staff in the application of best practice.

Experience required:

  • Experienced in planning and delivering procurements in an underground/railway environment, asset management business, or in a highly regulated industry with health and safety at its core.
  • Previous experience of working within the EU Regulations for public sector and utilities procurement
  • Experienced in utilisation of specialist IT systems for the management of sourcing

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

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Engagement & Wellbeing Project Manager

Engagement & Wellbeing Project Manager

Type - FTC for 15 months with flexibility

Work pattern - Hybrid (Full time)

Location - South West of London

*Please note due to the nature of the organisation, the successful candidate will need to be double vaccinated by April 2022

A brand new role has been created within a well established Hospice based in the South West of London. They are looking for an experienced Project Manager to contribute and implement the Wellbeing and Engagement strategy and plan supporting the strategic ambition of the organisation.

What the role includes:

  • Work with senior managers to promote and develop a learning culture
  • Work closely with the Investors in Diversity steering group to co-ordinate and ensure workplans are implemented
  • Work with Volunteering Manager and Internal Comms to develop and promote Engagement and Wellbeing messages across all media and to determine wellbeing themes and activities
  • Prepare management reports and identify recommendations or remedial actions in relation to the findings of the evaluation exercises
  • Responsibility for the design, organisation, promotion, administration and evaluation of new employee induction programme
  • Design and deliver a number of key basic training programmes in soft skills including facilitation, customer service and coaching & mentoring. To encourage and support others within the organisation to contribute to in-house training programmes and workshops
  • Monitor and maintain records/reports to meet both internal and external requirements
  • Provide facilitation and/or support the provision of facilitation for events: this can include workshops or focus groups
  • Collate and produce a range of statistical reporting information for internal and external bodies and to assist in the development of performance indicators and quality standards in conjunction with the HR Manager and Executive Team
  • Review and draft all EDI related policies and support policy owners in ensuring policies are written in an inclusive way, are accessible and in plain English with Equality Impact Assessments
  • Work with OD Manager, demonstrate how operational aims link to strategic goals and link with individual performance
  • Work with HR team/OD Manager to create and position wellbeing as part of the core offering and maximise uptake and engagement
  • Contribute to the budget process setting

What the client is looking for:

  • Skilled in written report preparation and note taking
  • Significant experience co-ordinating organisation wide projects and change programmes to motivate and improve staff wellbeing and engagement
  • Skilled in use of MS Office packages and HR databases for report writing
  • Experience of working within a well-being or EDI focus
  • Experience of administering and co-ordinating a range of training and development activities at individual, group and organisational level
  • Successful track record of managing projects

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

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Organisational Development Manager

Hunter Merrifield are thrilled to work with a fantastic Hospice based in South London to find an Organisational Development Manager to support the Director of HR & OD, to develop a new Workforce development strategy and plan to ensure they have skilled, capable paid and volunteer workforce who are highly engaged and motivated.

Job Title: Organisational Development Manager

Organisation: Hospice

Salary: £50,000 - £54,000

Location: South London (Hybrid working approach, 2 days from home)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hours)

Required: CV and Cover Letter

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th January 2022

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help build organisational and people capabilities through defining and implementing effective OD strategies and programmes to meet the hospices ambition to become an employer of choice
  • Develop the hospices approach to learning, talent management and succession planning to ensure effective implementation
  • Lead on the EDI programme and implementation for the hospice to be fully inclusive through our principles (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Engagement)
  • Line manage the Engagement & Wellbeing Manager and Volunteering Manager
  • Lead on organisation-wide work and projects as requested
  • Be able to communicate effectively at every level within the organisation
  • In conjunction with the Director of HR & OD translate strategic intentions into operational goals and actions
  • Be the lead in OD strategy, implementation and projects e.g. workforce planning, engagement, succession planning and change management
  • Design and produce routine and ad hoc reports using Microsoft Excel on workforce information to support team and organisational needs in a timely manner

Skills and Experience:

  • Substantial proven people management skills with strong coaching/mentoring skills
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills including presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills with all levels internally and externally
  • Proven expertise of employment law
  • Proven knowledge of OD (theory and practice) particularly around change & developing organisation culture and learning & development, particularly management development and staff engagement
  • Effective planning & project management skills with the ability to set and work to deadlines
  • Ability to analyse complex information (qualitative and quantitative), and recommend solutions
  • Substantial proven experience delivering successful OD projects, supporting major change, influencing, building and sustaining relationships to achieve results
  • Demonstrable experience of advising on complex change management programmes
  • Proven experience of managing conflicting priorities to agreed timelines

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Organisational Manager to join this great Hospice and to have a real impact across the charity.

To find out more, or apply for the role, please contact Claire Stevens at Hunter Merrifield

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Admissions and Referrals Administrator

Admissions and Referrals Administrator

Salary - £22919 to £242184

Type - Temporary

Duration - 3-4 months

Work pattern - Office based role with the option of working full time or part time (3/4 days a week)

Hours - 8-4 or 9-5 or 10-6

Start - ASAP

Location - SW London

*please note due to the nature of the organisation:

  • You will be expected to take a lateral flow test everyday before work and PCR once a week.
  • The successful temporary candidate can apply for the permanent post, but will be expected to be fully vaccinated by April 2022.

An interim position has become available within a well respected Hospice based in South London. Our client is looking for an experienced and professional Administrator to take on the following tasks:

  • To be the first point of contact for all queries from patients; their carers and health and social care professionals
  • Provide excellent administrative support for referral (internal and external), admission and discharge processes
  • To ensure patients, their friends and families are allocated to the right service, with the right professional, at the right time
  • To provide administrative support to Patient Services Staff when required
  • Assist patients /clients during incidental contacts
  • Provide non-clinical advice, information to patients/clients/relatives/other stakeholders
  • Participates in audits and research
  • Collates information pertaining to surveys or outcome measures as required
  • Coordinate and amend clinic appointments where necessary, including identification and booking of key resources such as staff, rooms and transport
  • Plan and organise straightforward activities such as allocation of patients to caseloads in the Electronic Health Record
  • Understands where admin resources are most likely to be of benefit and proactively considers issues related to cover, informing manager accordingly

What the client is looking for:

  • Communicates tactfully with patient and staff about referrals or appointments, deals with enquiries where there may be barriers to understanding.
  • Contact with anxious patients and relatives, where there may be cultural or language difficulties
  • Communicate administrative information to staff from other departments, and external contacts
  • Maintains working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrates compassion for the those using our services, including all stakeholders
  • Actively promotes the range of services available to all those who need them
  • Ability to perform a range of work procedures and practices, including the use of an electronic health record system
  • Knowledge of routine administrative procedures and moderate level of IT literacy, including the use of Word, Excel and other Microsoft packages
  • Resolve issues relating to schedule or calendar conflicts
  • Able to identify trends/patterns in referrals, admissions and enquiries and report accordingly
  • Ability to prioritise own workload with minimal assistance from supervisor/manager

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Part Time EA

We are looking for a highly organised, efficient and experienced Executive Assistant to directly support the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director (UK), Managing Director (Group Strategy) and Finance Director. You will be at the heart of the business providing 1:1 support for all 4 positions. You will need to balance the demands of a number of stakeholders in the public and private sector and will be responsible for ensuring that their time is appropriately managed so they fulfil various commitments on specific programmes of work. In addition, you will also manage requests for meetings and presentations to the wider team from leading academics and international delegations.

You must have a flexible approach and be willing to undertake a wide range of tasks to support the business outside of this role. The successful candidate must have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, together with experience of managing a busy diary. Ideally, you will also have knowledge of the UK public sector or will be quickly expected to develop this.

This role is initially 6 months but with a possible extension

You will work as a team alongside the CEO's Policy Advisor to ensure the smooth running of the CEO's office. This includes making sure all speaking event queries are dealt with quickly and efficiently, escalating any queries you are unsure how to deal with and managing the CEO's time effectively.
Your time will be spent roughly 75% providing support to the CEO and 25% providing support to the MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD.

Duties for CEO:
● Manage the CEO's diary and schedule appointments, adequately prioritising their time as appropriate;
● Ensure CEO is always in the correct place at the correct time, briefed and with all relevant papers and information;
● Ensure appropriate time is safeguarded for key company business and contractual commitments; ● Provide support for other business activities;
● Book all travel arrangements and accommodation, and provide itineraries for all business travel;
● Manage reconciliation of CEO's credit card with appropriate receipts/documentation;
● Assist with the management of the CEO's mailbox and team inboxes, monitoring incoming mail, flagging and following through and when appropriate originating replies under own signature or preparing drafts for the CEO;
● Preparing Board papers and ensuring that any corporate issues are quickly brought to the CEO's attention;
● Act as the main contact point both in the presence and absence of the CEO. Respond to and resolve a wide range of queries, channelling to the appropriate area as necessary leaving the CEO free to concentrate on only the most important matters; Duties for MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD: ● Manage the MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD's diaries and schedule of appointments, adequately prioritising their time as appropriate;
● Book all travel arrangements and accommodation, and provide itineraries for all business travel;
● Manage the reconciliation of MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD's credit card with appropriate receipts/documentation; Other duties:
● Organise a range of meetings and events at internal/external venues for the wider team, liaising with external/internal contacts as appropriate and vetting locations;
● Create and maintain a calendar of recurring events for the team, including any international business trips;

Candidate Specification
The successful candidate must have prior experience in a similar role looking after executive-level managers.
● Excellent communication skills, ability to represent the business in a professional manner in all situations;
● Experience of Not for profit or government industry
● Demonstrable experience in administering multiple projects and tasks and the communications surrounding these;
● Experience of managing a complex diary;
Strong IT literacy (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel) and extensive experience in google suite/e-mail systems;
● Excellent organisational skills, with experience of having to work under pressure and managing conflicting demands whilst remaining calm.
● Highly confidential and discreet

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

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Project Manager

Project Manager

Duration - 3 to 6 months

Pay - £450pd

Location - South London

Work pattern - Hybrid

Our client is a well-respected healthcare provider based in South London. They are looking for driven and methodical PM to re-establish the project framework, project governance and developing succinct project documentation.

The aim of the role will be to:

  • Reach more people who need us and improve their experience of care
  • Retain an Integrated Disciplinary Team approach based on the principles of individualised specialist palliative care whilst making the best use of staff time and expertise
  • Develop a more business-like approach to community services that enables us to better demonstrate our impact and make a compelling business case for support.

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Experienced project management
  • Experience of working with a healthcare provider, ideally with community or hospice services
  • Excellent communications skills: written, verbal and listening
  • Strong inter-personal skills, able to build positive working relationships quickly
  • Proactive, can-do attitude
  • Demonstrable change delivered by projects you have delivered

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  • Pay - £15-20ph
  • Duration - On-going
  • Work pattern - 1 day a week (flexible on day)
  • Office located - West End of London
  • 30 am to 5.00 pm one day per week

The role will be remote initially, but you will be expected to work in the office from time to time.

Our client is a long-established charity based in the West End of London. They are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to assist on a part time basis.

Primary duties

  • Processing payments, invoices, income and receipts and entering data into accounting software or databases then filing hard copies
  • Preparing financial statements showing business income and expenditure when required
  • Processing vendor invoices and tracking payments and bank account balances
  • Verifying the accuracy of business accounts and alerting of errors
  • Recording any inconsistencies to help with reconciling inaccuracies
  • Developing monthly financial statements including cash flow, profit and loss and balance sheets
  • Managing employee expense claims and purchase order forms
  • Preparing a monthly petty cash ledger
  • Preparing monthly figures from shop sales including cash and visa
  • Helping with the preparation yearly accounts/end of year audit
  • Providing occasional figures for the Executive Director.

Person Specification

  • Experienced bookkeeper
  • Reliable, polite and willing to work within a small team
  • Able to complete tasks within a tight schedule
  • Able to work well with the Society's financial team
  • Must have experience with Excel and Xero

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Administrative Assistant

The organisation works in around 25 developing countries and emerging economies every year. There are a registered UK charity who provide consultancy and training for organisations and manage multi-year projects for international funders ranging from the European Union to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The organisation takes a business-like approach and are independent and non-political. They are now going through a period of expansion and change, which includes the need to streamline business processes to meet increasing demands.

Main responsibilities:

Your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To assist in the organisation of projects related tasks such as travel arrangements, visas, contracts, budgets, course schedules, reports, invoicing and liaising with clients, consultants and suppliers.
  • To assist in the financial administration of projects including scanning, filing and preparation of reports.
  • To take minutes during our weekly and quarterly meetings and circulate weekly minutes to team members on a timely manner.
  • To support trainees and the team during the UK based courses: welcoming the trainees at the airport and assisting them during their stay, setting and clearing the training room, preparing the technical equipment, accompanying them to touristic locations or outlets.
  • To work closely with the team and ensure they are kept up to date on staff availability and on current projects.
  • To maintain filing systems and database records.
  • Under supervision of the Head of Finance; to undertake financial tasks including processing electronic payments, maintain payment and sales invoice registers; to check expenses for accuracy, to liaise with bankers on payments, currency withdrawals, deposits etc, to check credit card statements; to assist with the annual audit preparation, including completion of all project documentation.
  • To carry out general office duties e.g. Screen calls and take messages, meeting and greeting clients and visitors, signing for and distributing mail and courier packages, researching, pricing, and purchasing office supplies.
  • To perform general clerical duties that include but are not limited to photocopying, scanning, mailing, and filing.
  • To adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to health and safety, and quality management.

Normal office hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 5.00, although extra duties may be required, as well as attendance at functions at other times.


  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good level of IT skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload, deal with conflicting demands and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience of database management
  • Knowledge of financial systems and basic accounts
  • Experience of dealing with international travel logistics
  • Budgeting, including use of Excel

Personal attributes:

  • Self-starter and flexible, "can do" attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Good "people person" and team player
  • Highly numerate with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Well presented

Willingness to work flexibly in line with the changing needs of the organisation

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

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Committee Manager

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality committee services support for team, its key decision-making bodies and committees and any other board/committees of the authority as required; to provide day-to-day line management of relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To provide high quality clerking support to the Authority to ensure that the meetings and papers, its key decision-making committees and any other board/committees of the Authority as required are organised and managed to the highest standards

  • To undertake the full range of related activities including managing work programmes, scheduling of meetings, preparation of reports and agenda, drafting of accurate records of meetings and the provision of support for the scrutiny projects in accordance with the Directorate’s policies and procedures

  • To provide appropriate and timely procedural and business management advice to the chairs and members of the relevant bodies and senior officers to enable to meet its legal and statutory requirements in respect of its committee procedures and processes, timescales and business planning

  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with Member Officers within the Secretariat, Senior Officers within the organisations to ensure appropriate and effective management of Assembly and committee business and continuous improvement in meeting-related activities, ensuring that all relevant people are properly briefed on key issues in advance of meetings. That early warning of issues is provided in a timely and effective manner and to initiate, co-ordinate and monitor action taken to implement decisions of committees and other bodies

  • To manage relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated

  • To provide and/or support for the Committee Services Manager in managing day-to-day committee business, servicing meetings as required, providing staff resource to support meetings across the entire team’s area of responsibilities as required and undertaking such related duties as allocated

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and management of the governance framework, ensuring that business is conducted in accordance with policies and the Committee Services team’s ISO accredited Quality Management System

Person Specification:

  • Proven track record of success in managing formal committee meetings involving the decision-making processes in a high-profile and/or political organisation

  • Evidence of ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation

  • Awareness of current affairs

  • Proven track record of success in managing staff / teams

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

Programme Manager for Policy and Commissioning Dept

This position involves working for a Government run orgnanisation in their Policy and Commisioning directorate.

You will manage the delivery of the Police & Crime Plan commitments on crime reduction, reducing reoffending and prevention working with communities and citizens as well community safety and criminal justice partner agencies to reduce crime by 20%.


  • Manage the establishment and maintenance of Safer Neighbourhood Boards in identified London

  • Boroughs, giving local Londoners and victims a greater voice

  • Deliver programmes of work to deliver commitments as set out in the Police and Crime Plan

These will include

  • Gangs and youth violence

  • Violence against women and girls, including a pan-London domestic violence service and support for London’s four Rape Crisis Centre

  • The reduction of re-offending through Integrated offender management

  • Develop and analyse key policy issues in relation to criminal justice, policing and community safety, advising senior stakeholders

  • Develop, administer and monitor commissioning arrangements to ensure that the application of funds effectively support the delivery of the police and crime plan

  • Help identify underperforming community safety partnerships  and contribute to interventions to improve performance

  • Produce, publish and deliver relevant strategies, as set out in Police and Crime Plan

  • Contribute to oversight of critical community issues, e.g. stop and search and hate crime

  • Support matrix management arrangements in area based teams working to deliver a range of programmes and services whilst supporting work on priority policy issues

  • Produce briefings and respond to correspondence in identified priority policy areas

  • Contribute to the effective management of the organisation and the development of a delivery culture

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level with experience and/or relevant programme management qualification

  •  Experience of policy development and implementation

  • Strong knowledge policing and crime

  • Exceptional ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with stakeholders and partners

If this sounds like a role you'd like to find out more about, please contact me directly for more information.

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