Jobs at the BMF

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANANGER


COVENTRY OFFICE

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the trade association that represents the interests and activities of independent and national UK Builders merchants and of leading building material manufacturers. Total membership at 1 July 2021 stands at 760 member companies who together have combined sales of £39bn and employ over 207,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 393 merchant members operate from over 5,900 branches across the UK and Ireland.

We are looking for a person of a graduate calibre with Education or similar training and knowledge to take on the new role of Learning and Development Manager. The aim is to promote and develop the BMF’s training portfolio and apprenticeship for our members.

This is a full-time role reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The position is based at our Coventry Head Office. You may also be required to attend meetings at our London office and other locations.

The Role
To promote training, upskilling and learning services to BMF members.
To analyse and understand members’ needs.
To advise on funding opportunities and preparing bespoke packages.
Create and develop partnerships with training providers, particularly for levy funded training.
Lead, market and promote on the apprenticeships programme for the BMF.
Advise and comment of training and educational policy issues on apprenticeships and skills, qualifications and training.
Produce fact sheets/marketing literature/business guides for apprenticeships.
Accredit BMF training courses i.e. CPD, OAL, etc..
Advise and provide information on apprenticeship standards, application and recruitment incentives and processes.
Develop new training courses and qualifications and training.
Manage the apprenticeships service provider.
Liaise with training providers to develop specific sector apprenticeship levels/courses.
Source, specify and implement a LMS into the BMF/IoBM
Assist and develop the BMF and IoBM training portfolio.

Skills and Experience
Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Experience in a related role.
Experience within the construction industry and/or membership organisations.
Strong research, project management and time management skills.
Able to plan own workload priorities and work within deadlines. 
Must be willing to travel and attend events around the UK.
Ability to work within a team and independently. 
Ability to be self-sufficient in a fast-paced environment and be innovative.
Competent in all Microsoft Office applications.
Have good English literacy, communication, and presentation skills.
Able to communicate with people at all levels by phone, e-mail and in person.
Have a ‘can do’ attitude and be willing to be flexible and help in a small team.

Desirable  
Experience of policy work and consultation responses
It is likely that the successful candidate will live in easy commuting distance of our Coventry Office. 
Hold a current driving licence.

Other information

This is a full-time position. Hours will be from 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday with one hour lunch break but flexibility as to hours will be required in certain circumstances.
Your primary place of work will be at the BMF Coventry Head Office at 1180 Elliott Court, Coventry Business Park, Canley, Coventry CV5 6UB. 
You may also need to travel to our London office, Fourth Floor, IOM3, 297 Euston Road, London NW1 3AD.  
Very occasional attendance at other venues, with possible overnight stays, may also be required.
Salary is negotiable and dependent on relevant experience and qualifications - plus contributory pension.
Holiday Entitlement – 23 days plus Bank Holidays. 

Contact

In the first instance please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]


Builders Merchants Federation Ltd
1180 Elliott Court
Coventry Business Park
Herald Avenue
Coventry
CV5 6UB


: 02476 854984 or 07885 281883
 

POLICY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ADVISOR


LONDON OFFICE


The BMF is the trade association that represents the interests and activities of independent and national UK Builders merchants and of leading building material manufacturers. Total membership at 1 July 2021 stands at 760 member companies who together have combined sales of £39bn and employ over 207,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 393 merchant members operate from over 5,900 branches across the UK and Ireland.

We are looking for a person of a graduate calibre with experience of working in a policy related role or similar knowledge to take on the role of Policy and Public Affairs Advisor. The aim is to promote and deliver the BMF’s policy, public affairs and research objectives.

This is a full-time role reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The position is based at our London Office. You may also be required to attend meetings at our Coventry Head Office and other locations.

The Role
Monitor construction industry developments and evaluate their relevance and effect on the federation and its member companies.
Provide research, key messages and analytical support to underpin policy positions.
Provide public affairs support to ensure the federation’s programmes of engagement and influencing are executed.
Contribute to the federation’s One Voice magazine, news briefings and other policy publications or articles.
Ensure the BMF’s policy and research work is reflected on the federation’s websites and social media channels and any partner or associated websites, as appropriate.
Help promote and develop sound working relationships with all major organisations that have an impact on, or interest in, construction.
Speak at events and writing reports for publication.
To liaise and collaborate with the Policy and Public Affairs Manager..

Skills and Experience
Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Experience in a policy related role.
Experience within the construction industry and/or membership organisations.
Strong research, project management and time management skills.
Able to plan own workload priorities and work within deadlines. 
Must be willing to travel and attend events around the UK.
Ability to work within a team and independently. 
Ability to be self-sufficient in a fast-paced environment and be innovative.
Competent in all Microsoft Office applications.
Have good English literacy, communication, and presentation skills.
Able to communicate with people at all levels by phone, e-mail and in person.
Have a ‘can do’ attitude and be willing to be flexible and help in a small team.

Desirable  
Knowledge of the workings of Parliament and the policymaking process 
It is likely that the successful candidate will live in easy commuting distance of our London Office. 
Hold a current driving licence.

Other information
Your primary place of work will be at the BMF London Office at IOM3, Fourth Floor, 297 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AD.
You will be required to travel to Members premises, the BMF Coventry Head Office at 1180 Elliott Court, Coventry Business Park, Canley, Coventry CV5 6UB and to other major Industry events throughout the UK.
Very occasional attendance at other venues, with possible overnight stays, may also be required.
Salary is negotiable and dependent on relevant experience and qualifications - plus contributory pension.
Holiday Entitlement – 23 days plus Bank Holidays. 

Contact

In the first instance please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]

Builders Merchants Federation Ltd
1180 Elliott Court
Coventry Business Park
Herald Avenue
Coventry
CV5 6UB

: 02476 854980
 

ARE YOU A BMF TRAINER OF THE FUTURE?


The BMF is the only trade association that represents and protects the interests of builders’ merchants and suppliers to the building materials industry in the UK and Ireland. Total membership at 1 July 2021 stands at 760 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of £39bn and employ over 207,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 393 merchant members operate from over 5,900 branches across the UK and Ireland.

Due to the continued growth of BMF Training we are now looking for self employed trainers to complement our existing team. We are looking for trainers who can do specific courses on maximising margin, customer service, stock loss and prevention, kitchen and bathroom design as well as sales, management and leadership skills training.

The role will require travelling to and delivering training nationwide either in company or open courses at BMF Regional Centres of Excellence, Members premises and at BMF’s Head Office in Coventry.

Training is delivered Monday to Friday though some Saturday mornings are occasionally utilised.

To be a BMF trainer you will need to have a strong training background within the building materials industry and previous experience of either working in, or selling to builders' merchants.You will also need to sign a BMF Trainer Agreement to provide us and our members with your professional training services.

A Competitive day rate is paid plus expenses.

Please send your details to Richard Ellithorne, Membership Services Director at [email protected].