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Senior Project Manager

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£57,735 - £60,879
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37.5 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
07/06/2020 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description


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 £550 million Capital Programme and implementing our plans for new neighbourhoods and 18,000 new homes by 2030.

Working in Capital Delivery, part of the Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate, you will play a critical part in the continued transformation of the Council. The current capital budget for the Council includes £20 million p.a. on improving our schools and providing future places, and a 5-year investment plan in corporate office, commercial and housing schemes. Key schools projects that the team is taking forward include:


·       Secondary Expansion Programme – expansion of several of the borough’s secondary schools, to meet the needs of a growing population.

·       Leyton Green Partnership Project – mixed-use scheme consisting of a refurbished special school and children’s social care centre, part-funded by the delivery 40+ new homes.

·       Capital Repairs Programme – vital compliance and maintenance works across the school’s estate.


About you

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of significant construction projects with values up to £200 million, from RIBA Stage 0 through to Stage 7. You will lead teams of internal and external consultants, and contracted builders, and need significant practical experience of infrastructure projects. Prince2 and construction-related qualifications would be advantageous.

Evidence of working with, supporting and influencing senior clients and stakeholders is essential.

 About us

Waltham Forest has changed drastically. Good schools, great parks, excellent cultural facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship 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.

Application process

We have made the application process as straightforward as possible and just ask that you complete our online process providing further information against a couple of specific questions with an attached CV.

This recruitment campaign is being managed by JGP Resourcing. Please contact Rosemeena Khankhara for more information about this role on either or 020 7427 8254.

Longlisting and telephone interviews by JGP which you may be invited to undertake a 30-minute telephone interview: w/c 08th June

You will be notified if invited to interview: w/c 15th June

Interviews:  TBC

If successfully recruited for this role, we offer the assurance that we will provide you with a start date and onboard you (either remotely or in the office) during these unpresidential times.

 Filter Questions:

Do you have the right to work in the UK? Knock out question

Do you hold relevant project management experience and/or qualifications?


Application Questions:

  1. Please summarise your relevant experience including examples of similar projects/programmes you have worked on and outlining your key responsibilities. Please make references to budgets and staff you have been responsible for where applicable. (500 words)
  2. Please bullet point your key achievements. (300 Words)



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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

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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