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.
About Community Wealth Building
Newham is an ambitious Council looking to be on the front foot in collaborating with its residents and businesses to create a flourishing place. We are adopting a community Wealth Building agenda, underpinned by the principles of economic, social and environmental justice so that long-term prosperity, wellbeing and fairness for all our residents in the borough is achieved and our response to the Climate Emergency is progressed.
Community Wealth Building is an exciting combination of creating the right conditions for residents and businesses to flourish: a stable home, a better neighbourhood, affordable workspace and the skills and access to opportunities to ensure that residents and businesses can make the most of the huge changes that are happening in the borough. We have one of the most ambitious house-building and regeneration programmes in the UK underpinned by significant land ownership, political support, and external and internal sources of funding.
Senior Development Manager
£66,117 - £84,360 per annum
Reporting to the Head of Delivery, this is a brand new role of Senior Development Manager. You will lead a team of development managers to support the delivery of our social housebuilding programme at pace. In addition, you will support the Head of Delivery with delivering the Council’s busy portfolio of wider capital projects, including some regeneration schemes, and maximising on our commercial assets.
A qualified and highly experienced professional with a strong track record of managing housing development at scale in the public or private sector. Your role is key to delivering the Affordable Homes for Newham programme – the largest Council housebuilding programme in Newham for over 40 years and the recipient of the largest grant allocation of any London borough.
You will lead on the Development of new Council homes from the identification and inception stage through to appraisal and design development, as well as, manage a team of Development Managers and external consultants. You will be expected to provide support for Regeneration teams in terms of client managing delivery partners and direct delivery, with the innovation and creativity needed to enable Newham to thrive.
You will be managing large capital and revenue budgets and will lead on all aspects of the delivery of many concurrent schemes with budgets of up to £100m per year.
You will have sound and proven understanding and experience of industry financial modelling tools and applications and will be able to undertake scheme viability modelling
You will have experience with dealing with multiple high profile, demanding stakeholders and will be expected to quickly build strong relationships with teams and people at all levels of the organisation.
If you can match our ambition and have the skills, resilience and experience to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 8th June 2020
We are also recruiting several other Development, Construction and Housing positions within our Delivery team.
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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