Development Support Officer
We have a fabulous opportunity to join our expanding Housing Development team delivering a pipeline of 1,000+ homes for Wandsworth people.
Reporting to one of our experienced Project Managers, this is a great opportunity to progress your career in housing development, working on projects from their earliest feasibility stages, right the way through the planning and delivery process until handover.
You may have a background in a relevant property, planning or construction field, or otherwise be able to demonstrate transferrable skills and an enthusiasm for creating quality new homes and places. Your duties will be broad and varied – from setting up resident consultation events as part of the planning process, to overseeing works programmes and ensuring our customers receive first class service as homes are completed. Whilst prior development experience is an advantage, it’s not absolute as we’ll set up a comprehensive training programme in any case.
Success in the role will stem from a proactive approach and willingness to build effective relationships with customers, other departmental teams and key stakeholders across the organisation. The environment is fast-paced, with tight deadlines therefore you will need to be a good communicator, well organised, have excellent written, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependant on service needs) and in line with COVID 19 guidelines and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: 18th December 2020
Shortlisting Date: 22nd December 2020
Interview Date: 14th January 2021
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.