Project Manager: Area Regeneration PO4- PO6
Area Regeneration Project Managers
12-month fixed term
There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to work for Waltham Forest Council and with its diverse community and partners to make an impact on the future of the borough.
Waltham Forest Council is at the forefront of regeneration in London, with an ambitious programme of housing, workspace, health, education, culture, leisure and transport infrastructure and public realm improvements being delivered across the borough. The Council has an ambitious pipeline to deliver 27,000 new homes and 46,000m2 workspace across the borough by 2035.
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
The Area Regeneration Team
The work of our team focuses on our industrial areas and high streets/town centres, building on and enhancing their physical, social and economic assets and the skills and knowledge of local people. The team will be at the forefront in delivering on the 15 minute neighbourhood priority of the Council’s Corporate Strategy, whilst also linking this to supporting the councils response to Climate emergency.
Success in these roles will depend on collaborative working across the Council and with its partners to add value and deliver projects and initiatives as part of wider area frameworks and strategies, which make our borough a better place to live, work and play.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Council is implementing its Economic Recovery Plan including specific action plans to support the recovery and resilience of our High Streets and secure economic recovery and deliver long-term transformative plans for our places and people.
Working with residents, businesses and stakeholders we are demonstrating that Waltham Forest is open for business. We are taking the opportunity to re-imagine the role and function of our places to ensure that they attract investment, deliver high-quality housing, employment and infrastructure and are fit to meet the needs of our residents and businesses.
Regeneration Project Managers (2-3)
We are looking for excellent and experienced project managers who will take a flexible approach to develop, manage and implement a range of regeneration projects in growth areas and town centres, working closely with Deputy Heads of Area Regeneration, Directorate's Senior Team and Portfolio Lead Members.
Your role will be to take the lead on complex physical, cultural and creative place-making regeneration projects, delivering good growth with significant benefits to residents and businesses.
You will have technical skills, qualifications and experience that demonstrate you can project manage physical project delivery, including public and stakeholder engagement; securing external funding; managing project budgets; running procurement processes and working with architect/urban design and contractor teams to deliver on time and to budget.
But we also want to see that you can think strategically, are able to innovate, problem-solve, adapt and bring creativity into project delivery. These are all important skills as you will need to collaborate and communicate with colleagues from across the organisation, including senior officers and elected members, as well as a range of external stakeholders.
The attached Role Profiles gives an outline of what the roles will need to deliver. We look forward to receiving your application.
If you would like more information or an informal conversation, please don’t hesitate to contact: Zoe Sellers, Head of Area Regeneration at email@example.com or 020 8496 6774
Closing date: 12 noon 16th April 2021
Likely interview dates: w/c 26th April 2021
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
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