Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager
There is a real buzz about our corner of London. Our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough’s future, and creating a legacy that will beneﬁt our residents for years to come.
We aim to be bold in harnessing the power of our unique strengths and assets – our communities, our people, our staff and our heritage. We are growing the delivery team to accelerate our direct £525 million Capital Programme, implementing our plans for new neighbourhoods, delivering 27,000 new homes by 2035 – as set out in our draft Local Plan – and supporting the management and development of our commercial estate which is valued at c.£75m.
Whilst COVID-19 has had an impact on all aspects of life, we have adapted at speed to deliver vital services for our businesses and residents during these difficult times. We’ve kept our major construction programmes delivering, whilst maintaining a focus on return on investment and maximising social value for our residents.
We are looking for a Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager to support the delivery of our ambitious plans by leading on the monitoring and assurance of the Council’s capital investment programmes, as well as helping demonstrate their impact on the borough, our local economy and our residents.
Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager
Salary range: £43,860 to £46,839
As Capital Portfolio Assurance Manager you will work as part of a successful team to develop and manage effective processes and frameworks to support delivery of our capital investment programmes and enable robust reporting and assurance to senior officer and member boards.
A significant aspect of this role will be to help demonstrate the performance, delivery successes and outcomes for local communities and the local economy of our ambitious capital investment portfolio, through the development of a Total Return on Investment framework.
We are looking for a motivated individual who has excellent analytical skills and understanding and experience of project/programme management, as well as demonstrable working knowledge of governance and assurance, risk management and benefits realisation. The ability to work collaboratively and confidently with stakeholders at all levels across the Council will also be key to success.
The role is offered on a part office and home-based arrangement.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
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