Head of Area – North East (Investment and Operations, Housing & Land)
(GLA) Grade 14 (£83,237)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA2229
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 26 March 2018 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: Week commencing 16 April 2018
Salary: £83,237
Grade: 14

Inspire excellence as you deliver innovative solutions.


Tackling the housing crisis is the Mayor’s top priority and as Head of Area for North East London you will be responsible for delivering the Mayor’s multi-billion pound affordable housing investment programmes across nine of London’s boroughs and with a wide range of investment partners.  Leading your Homes for Londoners team and working with the wider GLA and the Mayoral family - including Transport for London - you will ensure that partners have the support  they need to develop their housing and regeneration ambitions. You will take responsibility for achieving demanding affordable housing targets and will seek out fresh opportunities for development, including through the Mayor’s new £250m Land Fund.


As a member of the Homes for Londoners senior management team this role is perfectly suited to a dynamic individual who can provide clear leadership, generate successful senior level networks and drive change. With a strong track record of delivery in the housing sector, you will have highly developed strategic, analytical, project management and planning skills. You will thrive under pressure whilst providing clear support to your team. It goes without saying that you will have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to identify influential contacts and develop solutions that are mutually beneficial. 


Working very closely with the Mayor’s office and senior colleagues at City Hall, this role offers huge scope to influence housing policy and practice at a strategic level in the world’s greatest city and we are seeking an individual with the flair, energy and skills to go beyond their core delivery responsibilities.  If you can demonstrate that ambition, and the track record to support it then we would like to hear from you.


Please click here to view a copy of the job description and person specification.


At the GLA, we support creativity and inspiration. We believe in using our position to bring about positive change, and we seek to support the futures of the millions of Londoners who are packed into this incredible city. To ensure we are bringing the best results to these people, we therefore recruit the most skilled team to work across the types of projects that just can’t be matched by other employers. If that’s an environment that you think you’d enjoy working in, then we’d be delighted to talk about our future collaborations.


London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.  Please read our ‘diversity in recruitment’ blog for more information on the positive steps we are taking to ensure diversity in the GLA Housing and Land Directorate.


We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. The Housing & Land Team blog shows some of the ways our staff can work flexibly.


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

If you have a question about the role then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email at glajobs@london.gov.uk


Application closing date: Monday 26 March 2018 at 23.59 GMT 


Interviews will take place at: City Hall, Week commencing 16 April 2018
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