Location: 5 Pancras Square
Salary: £67,223 to £82,164
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 37 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Exciting opportunity for a key role within Camden’s Community Investment Programme based in our award-winning King’s Cross offices.
Role: Head of CIP Development
Camden 2025 is our communities’ vision for Camden. It seeks to bring our residents, businesses and community organisations together, in a spirit of shared endeavour, to build a borough where everyone has a chance to succeed, nobody gets left behind and everybody has a voice. One of its key ambitions is that by 2025, everyone in Camden should have a place to call home. Regardless of tenure, we believe that these homes should be affordable and secure. They should be safe, accessible and flexible to meet people’s changing needs particularly as they get older. Through Our Camden Plan, we are also committed to ensuring that these homes are within mixed and integrated communities.
The call to action on homes and housing will require all of our skill, innovation and leadership, if we are to increase the number of new homes. As a leading local authority housing developer we are using our own model for building – the Community Investment Programme (CIP).
CIP is our 15-year plan for investing over £1 billion on homes, schools and community spaces. Through CIP every penny we raise through sales is invested back into our communities. Our aim is to build 3,050 homes, including 1,100 council homes and 300 Camden Living Rent homes, directly delivered by the Council in partnership with residents. To date we have built 862 new homes and have 120 homes currently under construction with a further 1,250 homes in the planning stage.
Click HERE to see some of the work the Community Investment Programme is delivering (password: Camden)
Click HERE to read the Guardian’s news article on the Community Investment Programme
The Head of CIP Development will be required to lead two teams to deliver the development and construction phases of the CIP projects in the Gospel Oak and Haverstock wards with a total estimated project value of c.£500m. The post holder will be responsible for working to tight timescales and to meet the agreed projects objectives and approved business cases. They will be required to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, within a political setting, to deliver the regeneration works to make Gospel Oak and Haverstock a better place to live, work and visit.
You will be all about delivering results and driving a team to success. You will be a strong communicator with a good track record of successful engagement. You will look to find new ways of working and bringing together various external stakeholders such as; residents, local community groups and councillors to establish and deliver a shared vision for these estates. You will have a good knowledge of construction and safety responsibilities as well as a recognised degree level qualification. You will also have a good understanding of development processes, project management practices, regulations, sustainability and community and engagement techniques.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure and gym facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply:
To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on , at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 20th October :59
Interviews to be held: W/C 28th October 2019
Please quote reference: 190000OU
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available date for induction; 18 th November 2019