Regeneration Programme Officer
Regeneration Programme Officer - Divisional Programme Office
x2 Fixed Term/ Secondment Contract of 18 Months - Full time
GBP38,766 - GBP40,653 per annum (PO3)
Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week
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 that 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.
As a Programme Officer in the Regeneration Divisional Programme Office, you'll work across the Division, providing programme support to four major programme areas, including the Estate Regeneration Programme, the Housing Supply Programme, the regeneration of Woodberry Down and the Housing Strategy and Policy team. You'll need to quickly establish strong working relationships in each team to support the effective management, development and delivery of regeneration in the borough.
You'll also provide expert information regarding programme and project management processes, offer guidance on procedures, tools and techniques to Project Managers and their teams, as well as support the business development function of the Programme Office.
You will lead the development and coordination of formal reporting, track progress and performance, help the Council build on lessons learnt from projects and identify innovative approaches to addressing challenges and delivering improved outcomes.
You'll come with substantial project management experience, understand the regeneration and /construction project cycle, and will ideally have broader knowledge of the housing and regeneration sectors and the current policy landscape within which we operate. Whilst a background in housing and regeneration is desirable for this role it is not essential, as we are keen to recruit a Programme Officer with a wide range of skills and experiences.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people and we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth creates opportunities to transform the lives of our residents.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, visit our website via the button below for more information.
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 as these will not be considered.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.
Closing date: Thursday 31 May 2018 (22:59 hrs)
Interview date: W/C 18/25 June 2018