Business Growth Project Manager PO5

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade PO5 £43,860 - £46,839
Location: Walthamstow Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 10/12/2021 at 23:55
Reference: EGG/21/173152

Business Growth Project Manager

The successful Business Growth Project Manager will support our Employment Business and Skills (EBS) services and emerging plans for Business and Jobs Recovery.

You will be responsible for leading and delivering an ambitious area of work, collaborating with delivery teams across EBS and the rest of the Council. You will plan and deliver key, high profile and ambitious projects that will assist in the economic recovery of the borough.

You will have excellent project management skills that project plans are developed, communicated and monitored. You will take action to communicate the benefits of projects with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, resolving highly technical / complex issues and proactively anticipate problems. You will be responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating a specialist area and to lead new developments in this area, including the development and implementation of new services, policies, procedures, programmes, projects, and initiatives.

Working alongside colleagues in Regeneration, Planning, Property, Culture, Licensing, Public Health, Climate Change and Residents Services you will help to support wider economic recovery activities and maximise opportunities for jobs, skills and training, business support and development, inward investment and regeneration, and long-term economic growth in the borough. 

The successful candidate will take on a broad portfolio of projects and should have experience of project management and of delivering business growth and economic regeneration activities and outcomes that contribute to the achievement of strategic priorities.

You will have plenty of energy and drive to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a mixed and varied workload.  You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and driven to achieve success, creative, innovative, and resilient.

There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to work for Waltham Forest Council; and with its diverse community, businesses, and partners to make an impact on the future of the borough for years to come. The Covid 19 pandemic and its impact has made us all review the ways we live and work, embracing technology and becoming more flexible, diverse, and sustainable.

In response to the pandemic, the Council’s emerging Public Service Corporate Strategy focuses on these immediate priorities:

      • Connecting people with jobs
      • Safe and healthy lives
      • Our 15-minute neighbourhood
      • Confidence in our future 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience include: 

  • Experience of successfully delivering programmes or projects
  • Strong communication skills with experience in briefing, advising, and influencing members, senior officers, and stakeholders
  • Excellent manager of people, with the ability to mobilise resources effectively and motivate others to deliver on objectives
  • Experience of working collaboratively across teams and services to deliver positive outcomes for businesses and residents.                   


A B O U T   U S

Waltham Forest was voted Local Authority of the year in 2019. It is home to good schools, great parks, excellent cultural facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship which are making it a place that people want to call home.

Working for Waltham Forest comes with a fantastic benefits package that prioritises a healthy work-life balance. As well as receiving a generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and flexible working opportunities, you’ll experience a fantastic, modern working environment with up-to-date tech service and plentiful opportunities for promotion and personal development.


Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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