Head of Capital Projects

Redbridge, London (Greater)
Up to £75k
13 Sep 2018
13 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Head of Capital Projects
Salary up to £75k

Redbridge is changing, rapidly. Our single biggest opportunity is Crossrail and the new residents and investment it will bring. Regeneration means we can renew our town centres, bring new jobs, shops and cultural opportunities as well as a better environment.

We are determined to ensure the drive for change and renewal benefits our residents and businesses. We already have ambitious plans to transform Ilford town centre with a new civic hub and cultural quarter. We will also use our substantial land and property portfolio to deliver housing directly and with others, including much needed affordable accommodation. We’re now recruiting to three key posts to lead large parts of one of the most exciting regeneration agendas in London.

We’ve centralised responsibility for large parts of our capital programme in a new Capital Projects Service to accelerate delivery across the education and affordable housing capital programme (valued at c.£120m) and support our ambitions for the delivery of housing through our wholly owned housing company, Redbridge Living.

With three schemes already underway delivering 350 new homes and a further dozen under consideration, Redbridge Living is central to our efforts to increase the local supply of good quality, mixed tenure housing. The postholder will lead this new service and take direct responsibility for ensuring the physical delivery of the capital programme against agreed budgets, programmes and quality criteria whilst also maximising local benefit through skills, employment and supply chain initiatives.

To be successful in these posts, you will need to be confident acting in a strategic role, have experience of leading within a complex organisation and possess a strong ambition to deliver services differently; putting residents at the heart of decision making. For a confidential discussion please contact Matthew Essex, Operational Director of Regeneration, Property and Planning on 020 8708 2748 or email matthew.essex@redbridge.gov.uk