Head of Programme Management, Open to flexible working, job share
Meeting the Mayor’s targets for housing
The housing crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing the capital – and the Mayor of London has ambitious plans to tackle it. The Greater London Authority (GLA) is working hard to make genuinely affordable homes a reality for more people. The scale of the challenge is huge, but so is our commitment. Together we can build a London for everyone.
This is a great opportunity to lead the high-performing Programme Team in the Housing and Land directorate in the GLA. You will be responsible for the budget and programme management of an exciting, large and complex portfolio of strategic land and property projects, and housing programmes that are serving Londoners.
This includes capital and operating budgets – currently in excess of £8 billion - across the Housing and Land Directorate. This means you will need to apply robust budgetery control and monitoring, and expert programme management to identify risks and issues early, to help the directorate team achieve the priorities set out in the Mayor’s Housing Strategy.
An opportunity to work closely with many senior stakeholders, this role is responsible for ensuring high-quality reports and monitoring information are provided for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Corporate and Directorate Management teams, the Assembly and external stakeholders such as MHCLG. You will also work closely with other teams across the GLA, including finance, governance and corporate monitoring teams alongside project managers within the Directorate.
We’re looking for someone with senior management-level experience of leading the programme and budget management of complex, high-impact and large scale investment programmes. You will be experienced in using analysis tools to manage large datasets and have strengths in analysing and interpreting complex data, ensuring processes are in place to manage data and information appropriately.
Expertise in pulling together views and analysis, and clearly presenting this information to senior stakeholders with evidence-backed recommendations will be critical. Strong stakeholder management skills that allow you to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, providing input, support, and constructive challenge as appropriate will be fundamental. Experience in the housing / real estate / property sector will be an advantage.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, a well-informed and creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to lead in a busy and complex political environment are all essential. As this is a senior-level role, the ability to manage a team of staff in a performance-oriented culture is key. In the context of this being a fixed-term post, providing stability to the team, whilst bringing forward positive suggestions for continuous improvement will be expected.
We value diversity of thought and experience and encourage applications from those who can offer a new opinion or perspective.
This post is offered fixed term basis until May 2022 and we welcome applications for candidates seeking a secondment opportunity to join the GLA team.
This role will be based at The Crystal or London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL)
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. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates will be particularly welcomed as they are currently under-represented in this area of our organisation. 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.
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 and a career average pension scheme.
Application closing date: Sunday 23 May 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place via Video: Week commencing 14 June 2021
Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply" button below.