Salary: £40,028 - £46,431
Location: 5 St Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Closing date: 29 April 2019 (23.59pm)
The Community Investment Programme is the London Borough of Camden's ambitious 15-year plan to invest over £1 billion in schools, homes and community facilities in Camden. In total, we’re building 3,050 new homes, including, 1,100 council homes, 300 genuinely affordable homes to rent, investing in 53 schools and children’s centres and providing 9,000m2 of improved community facilities, the equivalent of 35 tennis courts. CIP will also help renovate thousands of existing council homes, as part of the Council’s Better Homes Programme.
So far we’ve built 862 homes and with a further 120 currently under construction, 2019 looks to be a very exciting year. We have £30.8m in Mayoral funding to spend on 308 social rent homes and plans for many more. CIP has enabled the Council to invest £115m to date into high-quality new school facilities for children at a time when there has been almost no national funding available. CIP has built new school buildings for Netley and Kingsgate primary schools and also provided new community facilities including the new St Pancras Community Centre and the Greenwood Centre.
We are funding this investment in affordable homes, schools and community facilities by building homes for private sale and by selling buildings and land that we no longer need. The timely and cost efficient delivery of new homes means more money can be reinvested back into Camden – for the benefit of residents today and in the future.
We are now looking to add to our expanding team of driven individuals keen to make a difference.
We are recruiting for Development Professionals who have the ability to deliver complex developments in London!
The primary purpose of this post is the management and implementation of one or more development projects falling under the Community Investment Programme (CIP)/Estate Regeneration Programme ensuring innovation, cost control, best practice & best value in commissioning and delivery. The post-holder will liaise with internal and external departments and agencies to ensure appropriate procurement, development and implementation of projects.
The key objectives are to deliver new housing and to secure inward investment in existing housing to provide decent homes and to ensure opportunities to deliver on the ‘Sustainable Communities’ agenda are maximised, the post holder will be expected to assist with and contribute to the formulation of corporate policy in this area.
Our sustainable communities’ agenda is about building homes that build from an existing community; strengthening the surrounding area and building upon our existing community. You will be required to liaise with other Council departments to ensure wider corporate objectives are incorporated into development briefs and also develop innovative ways of delivering on the ‘Sustainable Communities’ agenda.
You will work in conjunction with various teams internally in the council including property services to maximise the physical and financial benefits accruing to the council from the redevelopment of its property as well supervising and guiding consultants with residents on large scale estate regeneration schemes. Furthermore, you will monitor and report on progress toward project milestones and physical and financial targets to Senior Managers and elected members and manage, monitor and report upon consultant performance as required.
You will have a relevant degree in construction/development/regeneration, or hold equivalent significant experience and evidence of continuous professional development. As well as this
strong knowledge of one or more of the following areas: town planning practice, development finance, quantity surveying, social/intermediate and private residential development, land acquisition practice and housing development standards is essential.
You will have excellent project management skills with the ability to deliver technically complex construction projects which closely impact upon our residents and other stakeholders. Furthermore, you will bring procurement skills to deliver infrastructure and refurbishment projects and will need to apply your knowledge of development and new build.
An excellent communicator; you will be experienced in negotiation and relationship management as you will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with matters relating to tenancy, planning and development legislation and land law and project management.
You will have the ability to work flexibly including from various locations and various work patterns as you will be required to work with members, residents and the public in consultation meetings and workshop and exhibition events.
Closing dates for applications: 29 April 2019, 23:59
Interviews to be held: 1 and 2 May subject to panel availability