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Placemaking projects manager
at London Borough of Bexley

London Borough of Bexley is seeking a placemaking projects manager to join its team in London.

Management grouping: place

Team: strategic planning/placemaking projects

Location: Bexleyheath
Salary: £46,410 – £54,207 per annum (plus Choices allowance worth £2,598 p.a.)

Contract: permanent/36 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 3 March 2023

Job reference: PL00000477

This is an exciting time for London Borough of Bexley; we are at the heart of regeneration and change as London’s growth opportunities move eastwards. The council is planning for unprecedented growth and development, but key corporate and political priorities are to ensure that growth is of high quality design and respects the existing character of the borough as well as aiding in the regeneration and renewal of its most deprived areas.

The placemaking projects team plays an important role with the strategic planning division in ensuring good growth through the development and delivery of regeneration programmes and the production of masterplans and design guides for the borough.

This is a team manager post, heading up a multi-disciplinary team of urban designers and project managers delivering a range of public realm improvement and development projects in the boroughs regeneration areas, formulating design policy and guidance, and facilitating the development of key growth sites. The ideal candidate will have experience of the development of spatial strategies and development proposals and/or developing, bidding for and delivering placemaking projects on the ground. They will also have knowledge and experience of managing staff, work programmes and budgets. The role requires a strong ability to communicate effectively to different audiences including stakeholders and local communities – please see the accompanying job description for details.

You will be ambitious for new opportunities and want to work as part of dynamic and friendly team to help meet the council’s ambitions. This role is key for the delivery of the council’s strategic corporate priorities. Working for us you will have the opportunity to make a real difference for our residents.

A relevant degree level placemaking related qualifications is required– please refer to the person specification in the accompanying job description for details.

Investing in people is important to us, so we offer dedicated training and career development.

If you’re looking for an exciting challenge in a flexible, modern and accommodating working culture, come and join us on our journey.

For an informal chat about this post, please call Seb Salom on 020 3045 5779.

Bexley is a London Borough with big growth ambitions across the borough and in particular along Bexley Riverside. We have award-winning parks, open spaces and listed buildings and heritage sites.

The placemaking projects team is part of strategic planning, a multi-disciplinary division dealing with development planning, built and natural heritage, sustainability, infrastructure and transportation strategy. We work in a modern office environment in the heart of Bexleyheath.

What we offer:

  • relocation package up to £8,000
  • career average revalued earnings pension scheme
  • performance related pay
  • up to 27 days pro rata annual leave (rising to 30 days pro rata after five years’ service) plus Bank Holiday entitlement
  • annual leave purchase scheme
  • an excellent working environment at our fantastic council offices
  • opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff benefit scheme – includes cycle to work scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes
  • view more about our employment deal here

Your application:

  • closing date for your application: 3 March 2023
  • CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

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The council reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy and may do so at any point up to and including where offers of employment have been made, if a suitable redeployee who is otherwise at risk of redundancy is identified for this role.

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Salary: Undisclosed
  • Applications have closed.