Head of Capital Projects and Housing Delivery
We are now seeking a Head of Capital Projects and Housing Delivery to lead a range of high-profile capital programmes, many of which are focused on new housing. Working closely with the Director of Social Investment and Property, and leading a team of project managers, you will be key to the successful delivery of these capital projects. From feasibility and land assembly, through legal and contractual negotiations, to successful handover, you will drive every aspect, offering both strategic direction and team motivation. You will also be the public face of these programmes, engaging closely with both residents and key stakeholders. By drawing together the talents, insights and expertise of many people, you will help to shape the future landscape of Kensington and Chelsea.
Holding a professional qualification such as RICS or CIOB, you will bring significant senior-level expertise in new housing and capital programme delivery, including experience of overseeing contracts and procurement. This is likely to be in a local authority or housing association context, as you will need to be ready to navigate our specific financial, legal and organisational challenges. A willingness to engage fully with local communities as well as contractors, council Members and other local government representatives is vital. You will therefore have the skills to negotiate, communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people, along with genuine drive and motivation.
To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:
- Your CV (no more than three sides)
- A supporting statement that sets out why you are interested in this appointment and the experiences and qualities you believe you can bring in order to be successful in post.
28th June 2021
5th July tbc
K&C preliminary interviews (MS Teams)
w/c 12th July
K&C final interviews (in person)
w/c 19th or w/c 26th July
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
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The information that I am submitting in this application is true and correct. If it is found that I have provided false or misleading information during the recruitment process, I understand that any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or if I am subsequently employed, I may be dismissed. I authorise that my educational, professional and past employment history and references can be investigated, as required, to research my suitability for this position. I hereby give my consent to any former employer to provide employment-related information about me.
Canvassing of Elected Members or Senior Officers of the Council
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