Southwark Council is the largest local authority landlord in London and like all local authorities we have an acute lack of much-needed housing. One of the primary drivers of homelessness is a lack of genuinely affordable homes. We know housing is a top concern for our residents and that they want and need us to build more homes.
We launched a new, long-term approach to building new council homes in January 2013, committing to building 11,000 new council homes by 2043 and this target only includes council rent homes.
We are looking for a number of Project Managers who will be instrumental in delivering the most ambitious council house building programme anywhere in Britain. With 2,500 homes to deliver by 2022, it's a big goal and crucial if we're going to tackle the housing crisis and make sure our residents have quality homes they can be proud of, now and in the future.
Southwark is a small, densely-populated borough, and there has been significant opposition to large-scale regeneration projects that deliver the greatest number of new homes. To meet this challenge we're looking at new and innovative ways to build more council homes such as building on top of existing blocks, converting disused areas, buying land and delivering new homes as part of major refurbishment or estate regeneration works.
For more information about our programme, follow this link: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/11000homes
We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Project Manager, experienced in the delivery of new build developments, working within affordable housing or similar sector.
You will be responsible for leading and managing a programme of new build mixed tenure and mixed use developments from inception to completion. This will involve providing management, leadership, direction and motivation to a multi-disciplinary technical and professional new build and regeneration delivery teams. Ensuring that individual projects are delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget.
You will have experience of liaising with residents and residents' groups throughout the life of a project. You will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the preparation and presentation of reports for scheme approvals, briefings and similar documents as required.
In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a friendly, supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members.
For an informal chat about this role please contact Tim Bostridge on 0207 525 1222
Closing date: 29th March 2020
Interviews and Assessments: 20th & 22nd April 2020
There are a variety of different contract options available for this role. Available options include:
- 12 month Fixed term contract