Head of Regeneration – Woodberry Down

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £78,270 to £81,411 78270 - PO15
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Closing date

Woodberry Down is one of the largest estate regeneration programmes in Europe, providing around 5500 new homes, parks and public facilities alongside the stunning Woodberry Wetlands. The Council is delivering this ambitious programme in partnership with local residents, community organisations, Berkeley Homes and Notting Hill Genesis.

As the Head of Regeneration- Woodberry Down (head of service) you will lead the Woodberry Down regeneration service and be responsible for ensuring that the regeneration programme is delivered in accordance with the contractual agreements between the partners. You will lead, shape and influence the direction of travel of the programme, ensuring that the regeneration meets current and future aspirations for the area.

You will have worked at a senior level within regeneration, or a related field, and bring a track record of successfully delivering complex partnership projects. This will be supported by substantial programme and resource management experience, and you will use your commercial acumen to secure positive outcomes from the programme.

As a member of the Economy, Regeneration and New Homes (ERNH) leadership group you will help achieve the Mayor’s priorities and the Council’s corporate objectives. You will play a key role in creating better places for people to live and work in Hackney, as part of an ambitious vision to build thousands of genuinely affordable homes in the borough.

You will lead staff by example, build positive relationships with the local community and regeneration partners, and work effectively with elected members and senior Council officers.  

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape a transformative regeneration programme and partnership, delivering high quality new homes and exemplary placemaking. The successful postholder will benefit from the use of a dedicated project office in Woodberry Down in close proximity to open and green spaces, including Woodberry Wetlands and reservoirs.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 29 July 2024 (22:59 pm)

Interview date: w/c 5 August 2024

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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