There is a real buzz about our corner of London. Our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough’s future, and creating a legacy that will beneﬁt our residents for years to come.
We aim to be bold in harnessing the power of our unique strengths and assets – our communities, our people, our staff and our heritage. We are growing the delivery team to accelerate our direct £525 million Capital Programme, implementing our plans for new neighbourhoods, delivering 27,000 new homes by 2035 – as set out in our draft Local Plan – and supporting the management and development of our commercial estate which is valued at c.£75m.
Whilst COVID-19 has had an impact on all aspects of life, we have adapted at speed to deliver vital services for our businesses and residents during these difficult times. We’ve kept our major construction programmes delivering, whilst maintaining a focus on return on investment and maximising social value for our residents.
We are looking for a Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager to support the delivery of our ambitious plans by leading on the monitoring and assurance of the Council’s capital investment programmes, as well as helping demonstrate their impact on the borough, our local economy and our residents.
Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager
Salary range: £43,860 to £46,839
As Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager you will work as part of a successful team to develop and manage effective processes and frameworks to support delivery of our capital investment programmes and enable robust reporting and assurance to senior officer and member boards.
A significant aspect of this role will be to help demonstrate the performance, delivery successes and outcomes for local communities and the local economy of our ambitious capital investment portfolio, through the development of a Total Return on Investment framework.
We are looking for a motivated individual who has excellent analytical skills and understanding and experience of project/programme management, as well as demonstrable working knowledge of governance and assurance, risk management and benefits realisation. The ability to work collaboratively and confidently with stakeholders at all levels across the Council will also be key to success.
The role is offered on a part office and home-based arrangement.