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Repairs Cost Control & Support Officer

Designated Workplace:  49 Westgate, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LP
Designated Workstyle:  Flexible Office Based Worker
Salary:  £24,294 to £25,979
Post Type:  Full Time
Hours:  36 per week
Tenure:  Permanent
Published:  Friday 02 February 2024
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 25 February 2024
Reference:  HR-0019-24

Cost Control Officer

We have a challenging and exciting role for a customer focused individual to join the West Lancashire Borough Council`s Repairs and Servicing Team. You will be a team player who has excellent communication skills.

You will be responsible for removing any works that are not chargeable from valuations before agreeing on the figures that the Council should be invoiced.

You will

  • Check, quantify and authorise payment of invoices received into the Repairs & Serving Team, establishing the correct amounts that should have been charged under the terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Understand the pricing mechanisms of contracts including PPV, PPP and Schedule of Rates Contracts.
  • Assist the Repairs & Servicing Team by performing tasks to enable the team to operate more effectively and by acting as Champion and Representative on a number of internal Council working groups.

The post holder will support the development of a positive organisational culture that is outward looking, evidence based, and customer focused.   You will adhere to the Council’s Expected Behavioural Standards ensuring that a high standard of customer care is maintained.

We pride ourselves on our friendliness and being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you. A competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement, the opportunity for hybrid working, Local Government Pension Scheme, work life balance policies, and support for your personal development are just some of the benefits we offer.

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and want to be part of our Repairs and Servicing team, we would love to hear from you

Interviews for this position will take place on 4th March.

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Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council. See our Recruitment of Ex Offenders Guidance Leaflet

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