Development Director

Location
Cambridge
Salary
£93,615 - £105,315 per annum
Posted
23 Apr 2019
Closes
12 May 2019
Seniority
Director
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Our Ambition for the Cambridge Road Estate
Cambridge Road Estate is the borough’s largest regeneration programme. It aims to deliver approximately 2000 new homes over the next 10-12 years, including more affordable housing, better community facilities and outdoor spaces and deliver a positive social and economic legacy for residents in Kingston for years to come.   The Council is looking for an excellent expert professional who can be part of a once in a generation opportunity to positively transform people's lives by delivering new homes, community facilities, job opportunities and overall health and well being.

Kingston has appointed Countryside Properties UK Ltd as our preferred Joint Venture development partner who will work closely with the council over the next 10-12 years to completely regenerate the Cambridge Road estate. Kingston is committed to following the Mayors guidance for estate regeneration and will put proposals to a resident ballot in the Autumn of 2019. This is a flagship project for the council that will upgrade our housing stock, providing hundreds of affordable homes whilst delivering value back to our Housing Revenue Account as a joint venture partner to betterment of the Norbiton neighbourhood and borough as a whole.

About the role
On an initial 2 year term and subject to extension, the CRE Development Director will provide exceptional leadership by involving and inspiring all the partners taking forward the delivery of the regeneration Cambridge Road Estate (CRE) programme and help deliver Kingston’s single biggest regeneration project in 50 years. This key post will position the council at the cutting edge of housing and regeneration in London and across both the industry and government.  You will be commercially astute and responsible for promoting excellence in design, place making and innovative engagement to ensure the regeneration programme is supported by residents towards the delivery of successful voluntary ballot in autumn 2019 and ensure a smooth masterplanning process towards gaining planning consent in summer 2020.

If you join Kingston Council as part of our Corporate Leadership Group you will play a key role in achieving these ambitions.

The Council is focused on progressing its thinking to deliver the best possible outcomes for its communities. To do this the Council needs people who thrive in a collaborative organisation, and who can work corporately across complex networks - providing strong operational leadership within a strategic context.   

The CRE Development Director will have three main areas of focus: 

  • A corporate leadership focus in successfully spearheading and  delivering the CRE regeneration programme working as part of a wider organisational network that supports the council’s ongoing transformation
  • A management focus, with leadership responsibility for services, resources and people
  • A locality focus as part of the Council’s Neighbourhoods model.

The role reports directly to the Director of Growth and is directly responsible for the Cambridge Road Estate Regeneration Programme.

Application process
We’ve set up a dedicated recruitment website where you read more about the Cambridge Road Estate Regeneration project, the team, what it’s like to work for us and the many benefits we have to offer. Take a look by visiting www.kingston.gov.uk/regeneration_roles

Please apply online by uploading your up to date CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria as outlined in the job profile.

Job profile - please click here to view/download

Closing date for applications: Sunday 12th May 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd May 2019