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Senior Development Officer

Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • Reference: EGG/17/40735
  • Published on: Thu 10/08/2017 15:01 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/09/2017 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £42,876 - £45,666 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cedar Wood House 2 Fulbourne Road Walthamstow London

Join our plans for growth

We have a highly ambitious growth agenda and pride ourselves on being forward thinking and an organisation that sets high expectations. We are working with partners on major regeneration programmes to make our borough a better place for existing and future residents. Our plans are to provide approximately 800 new homes through our existing regeneration programmes to 2021/2 and there are new schemes in the pipeline.

Be part of the vision.

Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a quality of life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where four key principles – resident focussed, digitally driven, commercially minded and insight led – will underpin everything we do for our residents.

About the Waltham Forest Housing Directorate.

The Housing Directorate is restructuring with a new Director and Property Services Structure. The Housing Development and Regeneration service is a new team and have a challenging programme of estate regeneration and new build sites. We have recently created Waltham Forest Development Ltd., our wholly owned development company to be the developer of our future new build programme. This is an exciting time to join our team and we welcome applications from driven, dynamic and creative individuals who share our ambitions for the borough.

Senior Development Officer PO6 (x1 Fixed Term – 18 months)

We have an ambitious work programme set out in our Redefining Waltham Forest 2020 which describes an exciting blueprint for all of our services across the Council. Our aim is to produce exemplary regeneration schemes and build a reputation for excellence and are looking for individuals that share our vision and want to help us grow and develop our service. Our existing regeneration scheme at Marlowe Road is already underway and drawing attention for our contribution to carbon reductions through the extension of neighbourhood heat networks beyond the regeneration area.

The postholder will be a key member of the Development and Regeration Team and will lead on a portfolio of projects at various stages of delivery. Key requirements will be to lead project teams of both internal and external professional staff, manage complex procurement exercises and have strong project management and negotiating skills.

We will be looking for an individual who proven experience of delivering high profile, successful projects, excellent communication skills and the ability to work to demanding deadlines.

If you would like an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact the Programme Manager - Regeneration at Jan.gill@walthamforest.gov.uk

Closing date: Friday 1st September 2017

Shortlisting date: Friday 8th September 2017

Interview date and Test date: Week commencing 18 September 2017

Equal Opportunities

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 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• 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.

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