Head of Area (North East), Open to flexible working
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 become a key member of the Housing and Land directorate’s senior management team, working closely with senior stakeholders across the housing and regeneration sector in London. You will play a leading role in the delivery of the Mayor’s Housing Strategy and Affordable Housing Programme, and associated investments.
The portfolio you will be responsible for will be across London, with a particular focus on North East London. You will work closely with Boroughs, registered providers and others to develop their housing and regeneration ambitions to meet the Mayor’s housing targets. This means you will use commercial awareness and strong programme management skills to identify and manage delivery risks within your portfolio, and proactively seek opportunities for increasing delivery.
This is an opportunity to lead and develop the high-performing North East Area Team. You will be a key contributor to the development of GLA housing policy and practice, and and provide support to the Assistant Director and Executive Director in delivering GLA’s corporate objectives.
We’re looking for someone with senior management-level experience of leading complex, high-impact and large scale investment programmes. Expertise in housing / property / regeneration with significant senior level experience of delivering major housing and regeneration programmes will be expected. We will be looking for someone with the ability to provide high level programme and project analysis, and who is comfortable analysing commercial risks and opportunities. Operating in a fast paced, complex, political environment, resilience and adaptability will be key. In particular you will have experience of providing impartial advice to senior officers and politicians.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, a well-informed and creative approach to problem solving will be important for this role. As this post is in the senior management team of Housing and Land (and the GLA), the ability to manage and motivate a team of staff in a performance-oriented culture is key, as your team will be expected to deliver work programmes in line with departmental aims and objectives.
This role is politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
We value diversity of thought and experience and encourage applications from those who can offer a new opinion or perspective.
Application closing date: Tuesday 1 June2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place via Video: To be confirmed
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.