Head of Housing Development

London Borough of Merton
up to £92,900

It couldn’t be a more exciting time to work at Merton Council. We are a borough on the rise, led by a fresh and ambitious new leadership and armed with some of the boldest transformation plans in London. Merton encompasses the towns of Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon and is home to a vibrant, growing population of more than 220,000. We are proud custodians of some of the best sporting heritage in the world and Merton’s connectivity is unbeatable in south London; we are at the start of both the Northern and District Tube lines, which offer direct access into central London in just 20 minutes. We are a borough going places – we have a brand-new blueprint for the future that will see us unlock the full potential of our borough and build a better Merton together, putting the needs of our residents at the heart of everything we do.


Do you want to deliver the first new build Council Homes for Merton in a generation? Are you passionate about building sustainable, good quality homes? We are looking for outstanding candidates for a brand new role: Head of Housing Development.

This role will set up a new team in Merton to deliver new housing on an already identified pipeline of council-owned sites, and drive forward the long-term regeneration of Morden town centre. It is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, innovative development professional to create a team and drive a new agenda for our council. There is room and opportunity for this role to take responsibility for defining the overall programme, and seeing it through to handing over much-needed properties to our residents.

We are looking for an individual with experience of successful direct delivery on small to medium sites, and partnership delivery on larger sites. You will have delivered schemes of exemplary design, ideally with innovative sustainability features, such as ‘Passive House’. You will have a strong grip of creating viable business plans for sites, and excellent experience of managing delivery partners to complete to time, quality and budget.


For further details, please see the role profile below and select the 'click here' button to visit LB Merton's recruitment website. For more information please contact Luke Judd on 07435 270659 or luke.judd@starfishsearch.com.

ROLE PROFILE     Merton Recruitment Pack     CLICK HERE

Closing date: 15th March 2024

Meeting to agree a longlist: 21st March 2024


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