Development & Strategy Project Officer
Full time or 4 days per week will be considered
Salary: £32,418 - £34,209
This is a very exciting time to join Enfield Council.
Our flagship regeneration programme is Meridian Water, the £7 billion regeneration of an 85- hectare site; our delivery approach is without precedent – the Council has taken control and will act as Master Developer for the site. 37 hectares of land have been acquired, planning permission obtained and the developer selected for the first two development projects.
Our new station opened in June 2019, the first phase of development for over 950 homes is now on-site and a planning application for the next 2,300 homes was recommended for approval in March 2020. We have secured £170M of government funding to deliver the strategic road and rail network and we are also developing our meanwhile uses which recently have expanded to include film studios and the UK’s premier drive-in cinema.
The Council is currently working on the development of the scope and brief for the next delivery phases, as well as developing the next stage of masterplan and financial model for the entire programme.
We are seeking a Project Officer to help deliver our ambitious and exciting regeneration programme. The Council requires a broad range of regeneration skills and experience, but also individuals with the aptitude to be flexible and adapt priorities in line with changing circumstances and need. The Council is particularly interested in candidates who have the aspiration to drive forward an ambitious and innovative body of work.
Working with, and reporting to, the Strategy Manager or Senior Regeneration Manager, the successful candidate will be required to support the Council to deliver Meridian Water, including successfully managing and monitoring a range of development strategies, maintaining an evidence base of research and providing updates on changes to national and regional policy. This will be a cross-cutting role which will mean working across multiple teams to support a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to strategic decision-making across the programme.
Ideally professionally qualified with a degree in one or more of the following fields: urban planning, architecture, property, project management, engineering, surveying.
Working occasional evenings and weekends may be required, for example to attend community engagement events.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Your CV
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 pages your application may not be considered or reviewed
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing at 23:59 on Monday 29th November 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 13/12/21
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Savella Kitanos on 0208 0782 805 or email@example.com
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Jennifer Gutteridge 0208 1320 393 for an informal discussion.