Newham is perhaps the youngest, most diverse and vibrant local authority in the UK and we are transforming how the Council works to put people at the heart of everything we do and create better homes and neighbourhoods for our residents. And this includes using our major land holding to build the most ambitious council house building 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.
Resident Involvement Lead
£51,309 - £62,697 pa
Involving residents has always been central to the work of the Regeneration and Housing Delivery teams. The Council has pledged to put people at the heart of everything it does, and the establishment of a central Resident Involvement Team supports this commitment, as involving residents and local communities in the work of the Regeneration and Housing Delivery teams is key to successful outcomes.
As a Resident Involvement Lead, you will manage the Central Resident Involvement team for the regeneration and affordable housing programmes; ensuring that each project is adequately supported.
Operating at a strategic level, you will work directly with the Mayor, senior leaders and the Community Wealth Building Management Team; to embed resident Involvement as a ‘golden thread’ within all roles to ensure that residents are at the heart of everything we do.
As the Council’s residents’ Champion, you will be developing Community and Resident Involvement Plans that ensure residents’ views are incorporated through co-design and will work with internal and external partners to ensure the effective deployment of solutions.
Additional skills set required includes:
To feed into the production of GLA funding bids and Landlord Offer documents for residents.
Lead the development, co-ordination and delivery of Community and Resident Involvement Plans for each regeneration and development projects.
To act as the Subject Matter Expert for all resident Involvement activities across the Regeneration and development Departments.
If you can match our ambition and have the skills, resilience and experience to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
For further Information on this role or for an informal chat, please contact Head of Regeneration, Adam Tucker (Adam.Tucker@newham.gov.uk)
Please visit our microsite for further information at: http://www.newhamcwbjob.com/
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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