Chief Operating Officer (OPDC)
(GLA) Grade 15 (£111,182)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: OPDC-COO
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Salary: £110,182 per annum
Grade: 15

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)


Just minutes away from the heart of London to the east and Heathrow and the Thames Valley to the west, Old Oak and Park Royal is London’s largest Opportunity Area and one of only two statutory Mayoral Development Corporations. Spanning three London boroughs, the Park Royal business park and the planned new HS2 and Crossrail station at Old Oak, OPDC has ambitions to deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs, supported by a recent award of £250m of Housing Infrastructure Funding.


As we gear up to deliver this vision we now need a Chief Operating Officer who will play a key role in shaping our plans and ensure that we operate to the highest standards of business practice.


The candidate

This is a key leadership role within the refreshed Senior Management team reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the OPDC board and the Greater London Authority. You will be a natural and inspirational leader with a passion for achieving tangible results, shaping corporate and commercial strategies and managing the business processes and systems to deliver them.

You will have experience of operating at a senior level in a dynamic and fast paced environment, ideally in a political or public/private partnership sector setting. You will have a full appreciation of the importance of the highest standards of probity and good governance and will be comfortable working in an environment that brings senior politicians, business and communities together to achieve shared goals.

You will deputise for the Chief Executive Officer and have overall leadership of the Corporate Operations function which includes People, Finance, Governance & Operations.

Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification

Application process

To apply you will need to complete a supporting statement. It is important that you address the criteria set out in the person specification and technical requirements for the role. Short listing will be carried out on the information provided in the supporting statement.


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London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the full range of the capital’s communities at all levels.  You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to this goal and ways to help achieve it. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

In addition to an excellent salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.


Application closing date:                Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at:          169 Union Street, SE1 0LL, on a date to be confirmed


If you have any queries about the recruitment process, then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference OPDC-COO


For an informal conversation regarding this role, please contact David Lunts (interim CEO)