Description

Enabling and New Business Manager - Housing Regeneration Team

Ref: 27329

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Community Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 26/09/2021

Interview Dates: Week commencing 04/10/2021

Salary Range: £56,424 - £62,820

Overview

The Housing Regeneration team leads on the development of Housing Strategies and develops and delivers new affordable housing across a range of tenures including direct delivery of new council housing and the regeneration of existing homes. The team is also responsible for developing and delivering initiatives such as the Property Purchase Programme, Empty Property programme, Extra Care housing. It includes maximising external funding opportunities and working with external partners such as housing associations and private developers.

Harrow has one of the smallest social housing stocks in London and we are progressing our ambitions to increase the council housing stock by 20% using council owned land and working with partners to match this on privately owned sites.

Due to the retirement of the current postholder we are looking for a senior manager to lead on working with our RP partners to maximise the delivery of new affordable homes as well as taking forward other initiatives to increase housing supply. You will already have experience in the delivery of affordable housing as well as knowledge of other initiatives and how these can be progressed. A professional qualification is desirable but not essential as there will be opportunities to develop your skills with us.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

You will have:

  • Experience of leading small teams to achieve significant outcomes in enabling and delivering a wide range of affordable housing supply.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of local, national and regional plans and policies for housing development, regeneration and town planning.
  • Substantial experience of managing complex projects with high value budgets
  • Experience of negotiating and securing affordable housing contributions on private development sites
  • Experience or the capacity to rapidly learn and develop new initiatives. For example, the current postholder has set up our successful Property Acquisition Programme and is supporting others to deliver Empty Property and Community Led housing projects. We are actively working on long lease opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills to maximise the benefits of working with a wide range of partners including the GLA, Housing Associations and other RP’s, private developers and Councillors, local community groups and residents
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to improving the lives of local residents through the provision of affordable housing.

We are committed to supporting and developing the skills and expertise of our workforce. We have a wide range of internal training opportunities to develop you as a manager and leader and other professional development opportunities will be considered.

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile / Selection criteria.

If you like to discuss this informally please contact Alison Pegg on Teams or Mobile 07592 110410 or Kulwinder Singh Rai on Teams or 07395 840477

Other information

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

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Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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