About the Role

Community Hubs Programme Director

Up to £85,000 pa


image-2.jpgRedbridge is changing, fast! Already one of the fastest growing authorities in the country, our diverse population is set to grow significantly over the next 10 years as the arrival of Crossrail drives unprecedented levels of investment into the Borough. The Council is also changing to ensure that it is ready to respond to the changing needs arising from rapid growth. The Hubs programme is the latest stage in our transformation programme which has already seen a seismic shift in the systems and processes that we use and the culture that we operate in. For the right person, this role is an opportunity to establish your reputation as a strategic leader of change in one of London’s most dynamic and diverse boroughs.


image-4.jpgThis is a new and highly visible role in our organisation which will be leading a programme which will fundamentally change the role we play in the borough, the relationship we have with our communities and how we deliver our services. The post holder will need to balance the views of the local community, the responsibilities of Council and third sector service providers and intelligence/data on a changing population to develop new models for local services with a strong focus on early intervention. It will demand exceptional leadership and management skills together with a strength of personality that can assure, influence, mediate and negotiate at all levels both within and outside of the organisation.   


image-3.jpgWorking with others, you will then need to credibly translate the various parties’ requirements into a clear specification for new buildings to be delivered through our Wholly Owned Housing Company; Redbridge Living. As works progress, your role will refocus to ensure that the operating/management model, services and staffing is in place to support the timely opening and effective operation of the Hubs. Your ability to communicate clearly and consistently with a broad range of individuals and groups to build trust and foster a genuine sense of community ownership of the spaces being created will be key to the success of the programme.


We do not have a prescriptive view of the professional background of an ideal candidate – although we do expect that you’ll be able to clearly evidence experience of leading complex, transformation/organisational change programmes and dealing with customer facing services. An appreciation of working within a political setting, experience of working with/within the community and voluntary sector and the ability to form strong partnerships will all be of value.


For an informal conversation please contact Matthew Essex, Operational Director – Regeneration, Property and Planning via email at matthew.essex@redbridge.gov.uk or on 07966 225 096.


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