The Extraordinary Story of Tiffeny’s Powerful Voice
At Westminster City Council, we don’t just listen to the voices and experiences of our residents, we listen to our people too. Tiffeny is a single mum whose young son has ADHD and before joining our team, she never thought she’d find a job that gave her flexibility and freedom to support her son’s needs. As a neurodivergent woman herself, she also never expected to be part of a team that not only supports her needs, but actively celebrates them, where people encourage her to be her true self. That’s what she found here at the City of Westminster
Working as an Engagement Officer within the Corporate Property team means that she gets to meet people from all walks of life within the community supporting the development of positive change, especially being the voice for young people where it matters, in education, training, or employment. Her experiences and her amazing ability to relate to others means that within the first few months of joining our team, she’d already made a huge impact on things like accessibility in the Borough. Tiffeny feels heard and that’s because we know how important it is to listen.
As a Strategic Delivery Manager, you can make your own powerful contribution to improving properties across one of the UK’s most iconic areas. In this high-profile role, you’ll be a pivotal member of a friendly Capital Programmes team. The team work at pace on a hugely diverse range of projects throughout the Council’s operational estate, from offices to libraries; schools to leisure centres. We’ll look to you to drive delivery of refurbishment and new build projects to the highest standards.
Because this is a brand-new role, you’ll enjoy scope to really make it your own as you set approaches and standards for the future. Working across the whole Authority, you’ll be instrumental to identifying opportunities for us to work more efficiently. You’ll then enjoy the challenge of establishing a programme-based approach to improvements, while managing immediate service pressures in the short term. At Westminster, you’ll find every day is different, and none are ever dull.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
An innovative thinker and inspiring leader, you have a demonstrable track record of managing complex capital programmes in a high-profile environment. This should include both new builds and refurbishment, with a high volume of programmes of work. Experience with listed buildings would be a real advantage. Your skillset will certainly include managing assessment of property and user needs, managing complex internal and external stakeholder relationships, and delivering reports and presentations to Senior personnel and Elected Members.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds (B.A.ME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a fairer city. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff, regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability, can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
Contact details for an informal discussion: Jimmy Maravala, Property Transformation Manager via email at email@example.com