Project Officer (Estate Regeneration Programme), Open to flexible working
Fixed Term / Secondment for 1 Year Maternity Cover
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit.
The challenge for Hackney is to make sure the borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people. We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
A lack of genuinely affordable homes is a key concern for Hackney’s residents, and addressing this is at the heart of the Council’s work. That’s why Hackney is building. The Council’s Regeneration team is building thousands of new homes for social rent, shared ownership and outright sale at more than 30 sites across Hackney. It is leading on the delivery of this in-house programme at all stages – starting with setting the briefs for sites, selecting architects and the wider design teams, managing the design process and procuring contractors or developer partners.
The Council’s Estate Regeneration Programme team is leading the delivery of nearly 3,000 of these homes at all stages – starting with setting the briefs for sites, selecting architects and the wider design teams, managing the design process and procuring contractors or developer partners.
As Project Officer in the Estate Regeneration Programme team, you will be part of a team delivering one of the most complex and exciting development and regeneration briefs in the UK. You will support the delivery of a range of housing regeneration projects – at all stages, from inception to completion. You’ll be changing people’s lives for the better, ensuring that more families desperately in need have a genuinely affordable place to call home.
You’ll come to us with a genuine commitment to delivering exemplary housing development and regeneration schemes, as well as an understanding of housing, regeneration and planning issues. Some experience of project management in a housing development, regeneration or construction environment is desirable. You’ll also have a track record of successfully engaging with colleagues and residents – building positive and productive working relationships.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.
To apply for this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.
Please use the link below to apply. There will be a number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th April 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Interview date: Friday 10th May 2019
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. 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.
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.