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Head of Community Development
  • Employer: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Reference: RBKC/21/140583
  • Published: Thu 07/01/2021, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/01/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,300 - £57,300 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kensington & Chelsea

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Head of Community Development

About Us:

This department is responsible for housing, communities and improving the lives of local residents.  This includes landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.

A significant part of our work is focused on creating stronger communities, by working together with local residents on recovery following the Grenfell tragedy. 

In response to London’s affordable homes crisis, we are committed to building more social housing to help people on lower incomes to live, work, and raise their families in the borough. Our housing team also work closely with affordable housing providers and other agencies to manage homelessness, and give support to older residents to live independently.

The Role:

This role will design and manage a diverse range of high-profile community development and engagement projects, as part of the resident-led refurbishment programme for the Lancaster West Estate.

Our vision is for Lancaster West to become a model social housing estate for the 21st century, and one which is carbon-neutral by 2030.

This role will provide leadership and expertise in developing, implementing and managing LWNT’s community development and engagement strategies with pace, empathy and an unparalleled resident-focus, playing a key role in transforming Lancaster West into a model estate for the 21st Century through a multi-million-pound refurbishment co-designed with residents.

You will ensure robust project management methodologies are used and documented to achieve the very highest quality outcomes for residents, providing written and verbal updated to a range of stakeholders.

About You:

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about improving the quality of residents’ lives and wants to deliver a lasting legacy for the benefit of a diverse and vibrant community.

As a champion of co-design, you must feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, with strong organisational skills being essential for getting the job done with the help of the wider team.

Above all, you'll be driven by the passion to make a difference and commitment to solve problems and see projects through until the end.

You will need to be expert in forging positive working relationships with residents, in order to ensure the diverse needs of our community are met and that services are provided which support the widest possible recovery from the Grenfell tragedy.

Role Requirements:

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about improving the quality of residents’ lives and wants to deliver a lasting legacy for the benefit of a diverse and vibrant community. 

As a champion of co-design, you must feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, with strong organisational skills being essential for getting the job done with the help of the wider team. 

Above all, you'll be driven by the passion to make a difference and commitment to solve problems and see projects through until the end.

You will need to be expert in forging positive working relationships with residents, in order to ensure the diverse needs of our community are met and that services are provided which support the widest possible recovery from the Grenfell tragedy.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.