Working for Richmond & Wandsworth Shared Services (but focusing only on Wandsworth), an opportunity has arisen in the Housing and Regeneration, Housing Development Team to support the Council’s highly regarded Wandsworth Council development programme.
This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge of housing development from the bottom up that will include being involved and organising consultative events and learning and applying planning, legal and financial skills in a supportive team environment. Part of a team that is already delivering one of the largest direct Council development programmes in London that was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Planning Awards.
The Housing Development Team is a busy team, which is currently being expanded, focused on delivering affordable housing in Wandsworth through both Council led development and through planning obligations with developers and housing associations on privately owned sites. The team has developed and nurtured excellent relationships with other key Council departments and stakeholders in the borough as well as external organisations.
We are looking for a dynamic and well organised individual to support the work of the Development Team in bringing forward and delivering new development opportunities on Council owned assets. The post holder will report directly to one of the Council’s Development Project Managers, who will have responsibility for delivering the Council’s self-build programme.
You will need to be a good communicator, have excellent administrative, written, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities. We are particularly looking for someone who can work on their own initiative to tight deadlines and it would be beneficial to have some previous experience in delivering projects and what is required to do this and a knowledge of current housing issues and the issues affecting the housing development process.
For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Goodman, Development Project Manager on 0208 871 6050 or alternatively Ian Ruegg, Housing Enabling Manager on 0208 871 7911.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
Shortlisting Date: Monday 21st October 2019
Interview Date: W/C Monday 4th November 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.