“Building success in Newham”
Newham is perhaps the youngest, most diverse and vibrant local authority in the UK. We are transforming how the Council works to put people at the heart of everything we do and to create better homes and neighbourhoods for our residents. This includes using our major land holding to build the most ambitious Council housebuilding programme in 40 years and focusing investment in our town centres to rebuild after the current crisis.
Over the last decade, Newham has already seen an unprecedented amount of external investment and growth in population, with c.7,500 people joining the borough in 2019 alone. However, despite this, Newham still has some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country.
To address this head on, we have pledged to deliver 38,000 new homes and 100,000 jobs across the borough, with a commitment to start building over 1,000 new Council homes specifically for social rent by 2022; and have the second highest housing target of any London borough.
Head of Delivery
£82,077 - £100,320 per annum
Reporting to the Director of Community Wealth Being, in this brand new role as Head of Delivery you will lead an expert team of development and construction professionals to deliver our social housebuilding programme at pace. In addition, you will support the delivery of some of the Council’s exciting portfolio of town centre capital schemes.
A qualified and highly experienced leader with a strong track record of leading housing development at scale in the public or private sector, you will be a strong leader of people with the innovation and creativity needed to enable Newham to thrive. You will have plenty of opportunity to influence our agenda and to work collaboratively with Directors, the Mayor, Members and internal and external stakeholders to achieve the Council’s corporate plan and priorities.
If you can match our ambition and have the skills, resilience and experience to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
For a confidential discussion about this important role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or Helen Anderson on 07936 329908.
To apply, visit http://execroles.penna.com/.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 25thMay 2020.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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