Head of Development – Area Programmes

7 days left

Location
Ebbsfleet Garden City, North Kent
Salary
Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2021
Closes
21 May 2021
Job Function
Project Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role: Head of Development – Area Programmes
Salary: Up to £75k per annum depending on qualifications/experience 
Working Arrangements: Full Time
Location: Ebbsfleet, North Kent (with occasional travel)
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 17 May

In April 2015 the Government established the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC), an Urban Development Corporation with development management planning powers to deliver a new Garden City at Ebbsfleet in North Kent. Ebbsfleet Garden City is an exciting new community of up to 15,000 homes and 30,000 jobs – the first new Garden City for 100 years. Further information can be accessed at https://ebbsfleetdc.org.uk/

Head of Development – Area Programmes

Reporting to the Director of Projects, the Head of Development – Area Programmes will lead on the delivery of the Thames Way Development Area Programme and the Northfleet Riverside Programme for the EDC. The successful candidate will ensure that a robust programme plan and risk management arrangements are in place and work to ensure that the range of projects are delivered at pace, remain within budget and achieve the outputs/KPIs. The role will also provide reliable advice, information, analysis and commentary to inform decisions made by the EDC Board and, where required, by our sponsor Department, MHCLG.  

A full list of responsibilities is included in the EDC Candidate Pack for this role.

Person Specification:

Essential 

Qualifications

Educated to degree level or equivalent professional relevant qualification;
Project and/or Programme Management Qualification.

Experience

  • Considerable knowledge and extensive experience in project and/or management of complex regeneration schemes
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of the factors that contribute to the successful delivery of large scale mixed use regeneration projects
  • Comprehensive understanding of the full development lifecycle of regeneration, development and infrastructure projects.
  • Experience of procuring and managing multi-disciplinary professional teams to achieve high quality outcomes
  • Experience of undertaking commercial negotiations relating to land and property projects at a senior level
  • Experience of working at a senior level within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience of managing significant financial budgets and ensuring high quality, robust, project management processes and controls are in place and maintained
  • Public sector financial experience, including financial analysis: a commercial understanding of funding, state aid, risk, payment, procurement and performance issues, the distinction between capital and revenue funding, and VAT implications
  • Experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary internal teams to achieve high quality outcomes.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of both direct report and wider organisation team members.
  • Demonstrable experience of stakeholder management and managing complex interdependences across multiple interlinked projects.

Skills and Abilities

  • High levels of commercial acumen and proven negotiation skills.
  • Ability to understand complex delivery issues, and design solutions accordingly
  • A flexible and resilient approach to problem solving, with the ability  to overcome significant challenges when they are presented, drawing on others for their assistance when required
  • To be able to take a strategic approach to ensure the delivery of the project
  • Strong collaborative skills to work across teams and organisations and the ability to draw on a broad range of expertise
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders both within government and externally and the ability to deliver clear messages
  • Proficient  IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • An ability to understand and deal effectively with the detail of complex projects
  • Highly organised and flexible, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Team player with the ability to work flexibly as part of a small team with demanding targets, and to work under pressure.

Recruitment and Selection Process

For details of how to apply candidates should visit the EDC website at https://ebbsfleetdc.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/  and access the candidate pack for this role.

Your completed application should be returned by 5pm, Monday 17 May
 

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