About Barnet Council:
Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces, and diverse communities all help make it a wonderful place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better. As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values: Caring, Learning to Improve, Inclusive, Collaborate.
About The Growth Directorate:
We are shaping Barnet as a place to Live, Work, Study and Visit. Through Barnet’s Growth Strategy we are delivering the housing, connectivity, support for businesses and town centres, and social infrastructure needed to sustain and improve local communities. Our Planning, Housing, Regeneration, Economic Development, and Estates services are a community of talented people solving the real-world problems and challenges that need to be addressed to deliver change and improve lives. We are delivering this all through many strategic partnerships that collectively form one of the largest development programmes in England.
About The Role:
Barnet has an ambitious growth agenda as set out in the council’s Growth Strategy.
Large scale transformation is already underway across our key regeneration sites, such as Brent Cross Cricklewood, Colindale and West Hendon, and the council is now seeking to maximise the potential new and emerging opportunities, particularly around the diversification and intensification of town centres. We want to ensure that we increase our housing supply, invest in our economy, deliver the infrastructure to address the needs of a changing population and capitalise on development to ensure the benefits of growth are maximised for our residents.
Building new and strengthening existing partnerships as well as securing external resources to support the delivery of growth projects and programmes is vital. The post holder will oversee the council’s approach to securing large-scale external resources to support the delivery of the council’s strategic priorities, particularly in relation to growth, and for ensuring that these resources are used to benefit local communities and businesses.
This post sits within the Development and Economy Team, which is responsible for regeneration, planning, housing, economic development, employment and welfare reform.
This position will be based at Colindale but will also include hybrid working.
Educated to degree level or have equivalent work experience, with evidence of a high level of performance
Experience and a track record of successfully bidding for external resources in a public sector context, ideally in support of growth and regeneration outcomes
Experience and track record of building new and fostering existing partnerships consisting of public and non-public sector organisations
Demonstrable ability and experience of project and programme development and delivery
Well developed IT skills (including Microsoft Office) and experience of using financial or project management systems and processes.
What We Offer:
30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, which provides a valuable guaranteed income in your retirement together with security for your dependents - https:// www.lgpsmember.org/your-pension/the-essentials
Work-life balance options may include hybrid working, flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
A vast range of lifestyle discounts from major retailers, supermarkets, energy suppliers and more
Broad range of payroll benefits including cycle to work, eye care vouchers, travel and gym membership
Excellent training and development opportunities
Employee well- being training programs including confidential employee assistance.