Development Programme Coordinator

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£35,094 - £44,139 per annum
London, Wandsworth
Job Type
Full Time

Job Title: Development Programme Coordinator

Salary Range: £35,094 - £44,139 per annum

3 years fixed Term.

Full time - 36hours

Location: Wandsworth 

Essential information: In the office minimum 2 days per week

Are you an enthusiastic, effective, individual who is passionate about the delivery of excellent public sector support services. Join our dedicated professional Development Team, helping to deliver a first-class service in supporting and coordinating the production of monthly financial reports, processing grant claims, monitoring the Development team in-box including onward distribution of enquiries, maintain accurate records and data.

Objective of role  

Coordinate production of monthly financial reports and play a lead role in maximizing grant income to support the council’s core objective of delivering 1,000 homes for council rent. Your duties will be to work with the Head of Housing Development and Project Managers to monitor works programmes, budgets, and the performance of our contractors during guarantee / warranty periods - ensuring our customers receive first class service in their new home.

You will be reporting to the Head of Housing Development Joe Richardson, you will bring your organisational skills and collaborative working practices to play a lead role in ensuring the development team meets our income and expenditure forecasts, also providing a high-quality service to our customers throughout building guarantee / warranty periods.

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 numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities. 

About the role 

Your role will involve close liaison with Development Project Managers and the Council’s Finance team, tracking movements of income and expenditure as sites progress from design stages through to site completion and aftercare.  You’ll be trained to use our specialist development appraisal tool and cashflow management software, leading monthly reviews with project managers before finalising reports with the Head of Housing Development – making a significant contribution to the accuracy of tens of millions of pounds of forecasted expenditure every year.  You will also work with the team to maximise grant opportunities, regularly liaising with the GLA on programme timings and drawing down grant in line with funding commitments.  As you progress in the role, you will take on additional responsibilities for monitoring the performance of our main works contractors during guarantee periods.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge of computer packages including Word, Outlook and Excel spreadsheets and database systems.

Ability to deal confidently, sensitively, and calmly with local residents and Councillors, senior Council officers, developers, and members of the public.

Experience of record keeping and producing quantitative and qualitative reports and demonstrate an understanding of financial controls required in the processing of invoices.

Even if you don’t have a background in a property, planning or construction field, as long as you can demonstrate transferrable skills and an enthusiasm for creating quality new homes and places, we’ll be able to train you on everything else.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  9th May 2024

Shortlisting Date: 16th May 2024

Interview Date: 23rd May 2024

Useful Information:

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. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.   

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. 

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