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Programme Director - Corporate & Strategic Property & Asset Management

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London Borough of Waltham Forest

PO12 £65,424 - £69,624 (permanent or two-year fixed term contract)

Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Town Hall Forest Road Walthamstow E17 4JF


Full Time


26/11/2018 at 12:00 PM


London Borough of Waltham Forest

Vacancy Description

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is committed to Creating Futures, for our new Corporate Strategy. We are fiercely ambitious and strive continuously to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.

Effective Property and Asset Management is a key to the success of us achieving our corporate strategy. We have restructured our service, so it is positioned for the future and works collaboratively with all stakeholders, to driving change and making service improvements.

Now we are recruiting forward-thinking and innovative professionals who’ll place Property and Asset Management at the heart of the council’s broader organisational change agenda. 

Working in Capital Delivery, an established professional programme and project management team, the Programme Director will play a critical part in the continued transformation of the council. This programme is comprised of a five-year investment plan that includes the corporate office and commercial and housing schemes valued in excess of £500 million. Key projects include: 

  • Town Hall Campus –closure of older, less efficient offices and transfer of staff into new space on the Town Hall campus. The feeder sites, along with areas of the campus itself, will be redeveloped to deliver much needed housing. 
  • Coronation Square –Redevelopment of a prominent Council-owned siteto deliver over  700 new homes, a civic square, sports hall, health hub, nursery and retail and commercial space. 
  • Juniper House – Redevelopment of Juniper House, a former council office, to deliver a mixed-use development, including residential and commercial space.

About you

As our Programme Director, you will be responsible for leading a team of project managers taking forward all aspects of significant construction projects with values up to £200 million from stage RIBA Zero to Seven. As such, you will have both significant management experience and practical experience of infrastructure projects or other projects of a comparable level of complexity. Prince2, APMP and construction-related qualifications are advantageous.

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

About us

Over the past few years, Waltham Forest has changed drastically. Not only are we London’s first ever borough of culture but we also boast good schools, great parks, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship. All of this is making Waltham Forest a place that people want to call home.

Waltham Forest as a council has also changed. Despite the challenges of austerity, we are a fast-paced borough that is undertaking many large-scale projects, yet we continue see our highest ever levels of resident satisfaction. As funding reductions continue, Waltham Forest is creating a council for the future.

Waltham Forest Council is an employer of choice. We offer a huge range of benefits to make working with us more than worthwhile. We are committed to flexible working, including compressed hours and remote working. In addition to this, we offer some serious financial benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme whereby the Council pays more than double the employee’s contribution towards a pension payable on retirement. 

Application process

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you complete one application question and attach your CV as further support.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Rosemeena Khankhara at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email Eleanor.clarke@jobsgopublic.comor

Please note, if you haven't completed your application through the official SmartSearch channel your application unfortunately we will not be able to process your application.

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Closing date: 12 noon, Monday, 26th November

You will be notified if invited to interview: 12th or 13th December 2018

How to apply

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For informal enquires please contact Eleanor Clarke, our recruitment consultant, by email at