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Housing Digital Programme Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£61.470 - £64.704
Closing date
21 Sep 2021

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Housing Digital Programme Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich is beginning a period of large-scale digital transformation. We have an ambition to create brilliant, modern services for our residents; to give our staff the best tools to do their job; to be data-driven; to use modern platforms and infrastructure; and to build a significant digital team to increase our digital capability.

We are embarking on a three-year Housing Digital Programme, with a wealth of large and exciting projects to deliver transformational improvements to our Housing services. This role will suit someone with a background in Housing project and programme management, and who is passionate about improving our services, and delivering challenging projects within an agile environment, to timescale, and within agreed budgets and scope. 

The Role

The key functions of this important role will be:

-        planning and delivering our Housing Digital Programme;

-        recruiting and managing our 27-strong Programme team;

-        managing stakeholders, suppliers and partners;

-        using your creativity and judgement;

-        translating user needs into project deliverables;

-        managing programme budgets, deliverables, risks, issues and business cases.

The successful candidate will:

-        be an excellent communicator with the ability to manage change;

-        be an accomplished programme manager;

-        have a deep understanding of the services provided by a local authority housing department;

-        have a sound knowledge of Housing business systems and the technology required to improve how we work, and the services we offer our customers;

-        have a strong awareness of Local Authority processes, and an ability to navigate these processes successfully.

This is the central role in our digital transformation for Housing at Greenwich, driving change and improvement, and reporting directly to Dewbien Plummer, our Head of Strategy & Improvement, you will be a key member of our management team. If this sounds like you, and you’d like to be part of this exciting programme, we’d love to hear from you!

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jem Bowen;     07736 683575  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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