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Strategic Housing Project Manager

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1252
  • Published: Fri 14/06/2024, 4:30 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 46,041.00 - 49,083.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

***Internal Applications Only***

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO4 £46,041- £49,083

Contract Type: Full-time/Permanent
Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: Wednesday 19th June 2024

Reference: 1252

About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Housing is central to the council's Plans to address poverty and inequality in the borough, and now is an exciting time to join us as we continue to transform our services and deliver a new housing strategy in response to the work of Waltham Forest's independent Housing Commission. We are looking for the right people with the initiative and commitment to make our ambitious plans a reality!

Waltham Forest Housing Strategy 2024-29

Mission Waltham Forest

The post holder will assist in the implementation of a new cross-cutting housing strategy incorporating the vision, values, aims and aspirations for housing across the borough. It also entails taking lead roles across the delivery of a complex portfolio of housing related transformation projects in particular our work to improve how we use data to understand the needs of our residents and better manage our assets.
To succeed in this role, you will need excellent project management, analytical and data skills and be able to build relationships with colleagues, councilors, residents, and other key stakeholders, communicate well and multi-task to tight deadlines. You will thrive on working with a diverse community and partners to make a positive impact on the future of our tenants and leaseholders. If you are a team player and problem-solver, we'd like to hear from you.

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Key Responsibilities:

To support the Council to transform and improve housing services through planning, managing and delivering complex transformation and business change including strategic thinking, service improvement and cultural change. To manage projects that deliver on time and within budget, whilst ensuring and enabling expected outcomes and benefits to the Council and its residents.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Educated to degree level or equivalent standard / relevant experience
Recognised programme or project management accreditation is desirable but not essential - e.g. Prince2, Managing Successful Programmes, AMP, Agile

Experience of managing transformation projects, working to time, budget and quality in a large organisation.
Experience of working with housing services (desirable)
Experience of using project management techniques to deliver both outputs and outcomes in a large organisation.
Experience of working with colleagues to enable them to meet personal, organisational and project-specific objectives.
Experience of managing a mixed and varied workload of conflicting priorities responding effectively to the needs of all customers.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Eoin Quiery (Head of Housing Strategy) at eoin.quiery@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1252
  • Published: Fri 14/06/2024, 4:30 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 46,041.00 - 49,083.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed