Welfare Reform Project Manager

Employer: London and Quadrant Housing Trust

  • Reference: n/a
  • Published on: Wed 27/08/2014 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/09/2014 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
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  • Salary: Salary circa £45,000 per annum on a pro rata basis, depending on experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based at Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5HU

L&Q manages over 70,000 homes across the capital and the South East, regenerating communities throughout the region, and are set to become London’s largest developer of new homes. For ten years running we have been included in the Great Place to Work index.

We continue to be dedicated to fulfilling our social mission to create places where people want to live and maintaining our financial strength.

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It’s only by investing in a well trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

Fixed Term Contract until August 2015

NOTE – Secondment arrangements from external organisations will be considered – applicants wishing to apply on a secondment basis should have discussed their application with their current employer before making an application.

The current programme of welfare reform represents the greatest change to welfare benefits in over 60 years and is one of the highest profile issues affecting the social housing sector.

We are looking to recruit an experienced project manager with a sound understanding of the welfare reform agenda who will co-ordinate work across L&Q and with external partners to mitigate the impact of the changes.

This post has a critical role in shaping our response, leading on a Trust-wide strategy and driving implementation through the coordination of a programme of activities. The post holder will be expected to use their strong analytical skills to identify important service changes, testing new approaches, monitoring progress and undertaking robust evaluation.

It is essential that you have a broad knowledge of housing and can work collaboratively across a number of different teams across L&Q and with our external stakeholders. You will be required to demonstrate excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills and have experience in working at a strategic level.

The job will be based at our Sidcup office but you will be expected to travel to a range of locations in London and the South East. Secondment arrangements from external organisations will be considered – applicants wishing to apply on a secondment basis should have discussed their application with their current employer before making an application.

Closing date for completed applications: 8th September 2014

To be placed in: Internal/External/Guardian/JGP

Interviews will be held on 17th September 2014

Access to our full suite of benefits including: 31 days holiday per year, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme and real investment in your personal & career development. Other benefits include, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

Early applications are encouraged as we are experiencing a high volume of applicants for all posts, we will review numbers of applicants on a daily basis and once we have received sufficient forms we reserve the right to close the advertisement. As soon as the advert is closed, no further applications will be accepted.

Please note due to a high number of applications we will be unable to reschedule the advertised interview date. However if the panel do not recruit on the day and you meet the shortlist we will arrange to interview you at a later date.

If you have not heard from us within 10 days of the job closing please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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