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Project Manager - Capital Delivery PO6

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£45,834 - £48,819
Location:
Waltham Forest
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
16/03/2021 at 23:55 PM
Reference:
EGG/21/143450
Vacancy Description

Project Manager – Corporate & Strategic

Capital Delivery Division, Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate

London Borough of Waltham Forest Council

Project Managers – £45,834 to £48,819 p.a. (permanent)

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 and to support 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 safety and supported businesses to keep trading within our commercial properties.

 

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 a corporate office, commercial and housing schemes. Key projects that the team is taking forward include:

 

  • Fellowship Square – closure of older, less efficient offices and transfer of staff into a new civic building on the Town Hall campus. The feeder sites, along with areas of the Campus itself, will be redeveloped to deliver over 500 homes.
  • Coronation Square – redevelopment of a prominent Council-owned site to deliver 750 new homes, a civic square, sports hall, health hub, nursery and retail and commercial space.
  • Juniper House – delivery of 91 new homes, a new nursery and commercial space.

As a Project Manager, you will support construction projects with values from £200k up to £20 million from RIBA Stage 0 through to Stage 7.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will manage projects through a team of internal and external consultants and contracted builders.  As such, you will have over 3 years’ practical experience of project management and ideally be Prince2 qualified.

Evidence of successful working with, supporting and influencing 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.



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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