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.
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 Housing Acquisitions Manager
£66,117 - £84,360 pa
Reporting to the Head of Delivery, the Senior Housing Acquisitions Manager will support the delivery of our social house building programme at pace. Within this role you will support the delivery of the Council’s busy portfolio of wider capital projects and will work closely with the Councils property division
A qualified and highly experienced professional with a proven track record of negotiating and leading major residential land and property acquisitions and development agreements. You will also be responsible for developing a Housing Acquisitions Strategy and leading on large scale acquisitions to support the delivery.
You will be leading the identification, purchase and advisory services in relation to land and property acquisitions and property interests within the Council’s portfolio to further grow the Affordable Homes for Newham Programme.
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.
Addition skills set required:
- To have extensive knowledge of the financial parameters for the housing acquisitions including the use of Right to Buy Receipts funding.
- To have the ability bring forward residential led development opportunities, solely on Council land using the GLA’s London Development Panel; and will be familiar with Development Agreements and also where terms are agreed for the inclusion of adjacent third party landholdings.
- Experienced in working with third party stakeholders for delivery of residential led mixed use schemes using Council landholdings.
If you can match our ambition and have the skills, resilience and experience to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
If you have any queries about this important role, please contact: CWB.Recruitment@newham.gov.uk
We are also recruiting several other positions within our Delivery team. Please visit our microsite for further information about these exciting roles, visit 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.
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