Project Manager, Development – Counties Region - Flexible Working Available

Recruiter
L&Q
Location
Based at our Stratford or Warwick office with flexibility to travel to sites across the region (N.B. Due to COVID19 most of L&Q are currently homeworking)
Salary
Competitive salary based on experience and location plus car allowance
Posted
26 Nov 2020
Closes
10 Dec 2020
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for a commercially focused, innovative thinker to help us deliver Development projects initially across Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Warwickshire and with scope to cover projects across the rest of our Counties operating area as we progress.  It’s not just about building new homes – a key part of this role will be to deliver schemes where L&Q will act solely as an equity investor with a joint venture partner to generate profit that we will then invest in affordable housing in other locations.

As part of the Development team your role will be to project manage L&Q’s interests Initially in schemes being delivered through s106 agreements but with scope to get involved in in-house build and joint venture schemes in future.

From acquisition and practical completion and to work closely with our colleagues in our Land Team prior to taking transfer of sites.

You will need to demonstrate that you can achieve excellence in:

·       Communicating with a mix of audiences in writing and face-to-face

·       Able to demonstrate strong project management skills gained in a similar environment

·       Financial modelling and business planning skills including the ability to respond to unplanned demands or situations

·       Able to work closely with our colleagues in our Land Team prior to taking transfer of sites.

·       You will need to work effectively with internal staff from across L&Q as well as customers and colleagues from other organisations.  Your ability to work collaboratively will be critical to success.

A thorough understanding of housing development, project management and awareness of statutory legal and regulatory requirements is essential. 


If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.   
 

COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.
 

Our Commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 24 days holiday rising to 28 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance. This role also attracts a company car allowance.
 

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
   
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

L&Q manages over 90,000 homes across the capital and the South East, regenerating communities throughout the region and we are set to become London's largest developer of new homes. For ten years running we have been included in the Great Place to Work index and are currently placed 29th.

Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It is only by investing in a well trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

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