Head of Area – North East (Investment and Operations, Housing & Land)

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£83,237
Posted
09 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Ref
GLA2229
Seniority
Head of services
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Inspire excellence as you deliver innovative solutions.

Tackling the housing crisis is the Mayor’s top priority and as Head of Area for North East London you will be responsible for delivering the Mayor’s multi-billion pound affordable housing investment programmes across nine of London’s boroughs and with a wide range of investment partners. Leading your Homes for Londoners team and working with the wider GLA and the Mayoral family - including Transport for London - you will ensure that partners have the support they need to develop their housing and regeneration ambitions. You will take responsibility for achieving demanding affordable housing targets and will seek out fresh opportunities for development, including through the Mayor’s new £250m Land Fund.

As a member of the Homes for Londoners senior management team this role is perfectly suited to a dynamic individual who can provide clear leadership, generate successful senior level networks and drive change. With a strong track record of delivery in the housing sector, you will have highly developed strategic, analytical, project management and planning skills. You will thrive under pressure whilst providing clear support to your team. It goes without saying that you will have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to identify influential contacts and develop solutions that are mutually beneficial. 

Working very closely with the Mayor’s office and senior colleagues at City Hall, this role offers huge scope to influence housing policy and practice at a strategic level in the world’s greatest city and we are seeking an individual with the flair, energy and skills to go beyond their core delivery responsibilities. If you can demonstrate that ambition, and the track record to support it then we would like to hear from you.

At the GLA, we support creativity and inspiration. We believe in using our position to bring about positive change, and we seek to support the futures of the millions of Londoners who are packed into this incredible city. To ensure we are bringing the best results to these people, we therefore recruit the most skilled team to work across the types of projects that just can’t be matched by other employers. If that’s an environment that you think you’d enjoy working in, then we’d be delighted to talk about our future collaborations.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.  Please read our ‘diversity in recruitment’ blog for more information on the positive steps we are taking to ensure diversity in the GLA Housing and Land Directorate.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. The Housing & Land Team blog shows some of the ways our staff can work flexibly.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email at glajobs@london.gov.uk

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Application closing date: Monday 26 March 2018 at 23.59 GMT.

Interviews will take place at: City Hall, Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April 2018.

‘If you are registering as a new user to the EngageATS recruitment system, please ensure you register with a personal email address.’

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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Inspire excellence as you deliver innovative solutions.

At the Greater London Authority (GLA), we believe that all Londoners should enjoy a good quality of life. From the youngest members of society to the oldest, we want everyone to have access to an affordable home that is safe and suited to their needs. Furthermore, we are dedicated to transforming some of London’s less affluent areas, investing resources and reimagining neighbourhoods so that our local communities can get the most out of life. It’s because of this important commitment that The Mayor of London has implemented regeneration plans including the Affordable Housing Programme – and it is here that we need your contribution.

Joining our Housing and Land directorate, you will be at the forefront of this important work as you lead the Operations and Investment programme in north east London. Forming close relationships with a variety of priority stakeholders such as Boroughs and registered providers, you will ensure they have the support needed to develop their ambitions, ensuring all associated affordable housing and land investments are delivering their full potential. Listening to the people that these projects will impact on, you will appreciate their needs and manage their expectations, using the media where appropriate to influence how they view the GLA. With a clear vision of London’s potential (plus a no-nonsense approach to the threats and issues faced by the city), you will seek out fresh opportunities for development, supporting these ideas with accurate business and financial appraisals.

This senior management role is perfectly suited to a dynamic individual with the impetus to drive change and enhance our regeneration goals. We’ll look to you to deliver the Mayor’s housing targets in your area, so you will come from a senior level role in which you have developed major housing and regeneration programmes. With exceptional strategic, analytical, project management and planning skills, you will thrive under pressure – without ever compromising on your supportive approach to leading the team. It goes without saying that you’ll have exceptional communication capabilities, with the ability to identify influential contacts and develop solutions that are mutually beneficial. 

At the GLA, we support creativity and inspiration. We believe in using our position to bring about positive change, and we seek to support the futures of the millions of Londoners who are packed into this incredible city. To ensure we are bringing the best results to these people, we therefore recruit the most skilled team to work across the types of projects that just can’t be matched by other employers. If that’s an environment that you think you’d enjoy working in, then we’d be delighted to talk about our future collaborations.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Please read our ‘diversity in recruitment’ blog for more information on the positive steps we are taking to ensure diversity in the GLA Housing and Land Directorate.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. The Housing & Land Team blog shows some of the ways our staff can work flexibly.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email at glajobs@london.gov.uk

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Application closing date: Monday 26 March 2018 at 23.59 GMT.

Interviews will take place at: City Hall, Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April 2018.

‘If you are registering as a new user to the EngageATS recruitment system, please ensure you register with a personal email address.’

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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