Senior Area Manager (Housing & Land) x2
(GLA) Grade 12 (£67,513)
Vacancy Description
Job reference: GLA2245/54
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 27 August 2018 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: 10 & 11 September 2018
Salary: £67,513 per annum
Grade: 12

The Greater London Authority [GLA] is a unique city government for Greater London supporting the directly elected Mayor and scrutinised by the elected London Assembly. The Mayor has responsibility for an annual investment of c£500m to increase genuinely affordable housing for Londoners and a portfolio of land across the GLA family that can come forward for housing delivery.


We are seeking a proactive and self-motivated Senior Area Manager to join the Housing and Land Directorate to help deliver the strategic priorities of the Mayor’s Housing Strategy, the Housing and Land business plan and the London Plan. 


We need an individual who is skilled in building effective working relationships able to provide impartial, solution focused advice to senior decision makers to inform their decisions and operate effectively in a political environment. The role involves close working with London boroughs and Housing Associations to align their affordable housing delivery with Mayoral housing priorities and boost overall housing delivery.


You will be responsible for proactively managing a portfolio of investment partners, ensuring contracts are closely monitored and home building programmes are delivered on time and on budget. You will have experience of managing projects through the partner procurement and delivery cycle.  You will be able to demonstrate how you can support the Mayor's aspirations for housing design quality. 


You will understand the planning and construction process, have a keen understanding of development viability, be aware of different commercial drivers and incentives. Be comfortable making commercial decisions, aware of the direct impact on GLA business; financially, politically and economically.


You will understand the strategies of local authority partners and the business plans of development partners, using such knowledge to define and deliver relevant projects primarily in the current 2016-22 Affordable Homes Programme and other funds such as the Housing Infrastructure Fund.


You will also provide leadership to a team of area managers working across the housing and land portfolios. You will be able to demonstrate the capacity to take strategic responsibility on behalf of your Head of Area for managing relationships with partners and leading functional aspects of the business such as land projects, industrial intensification and investment planning. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to influence and co-produce investment strategies with partners and demonstrate how you have provided strategic guidance and decision-making capacity around projects and programme delivery. 


This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL)


Please click here to view a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification


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.


We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

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 or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA2245/54

Application closing date:
 Monday 27 August 2018 at 23.59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on 10 & 11 September 2018