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Senior Delivery Manager WCC84531

Job Details:

Salary range:  £68,346 - £76,521 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience

Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

Hours per week:  36

Contract type:  1 x  full time role and 1 x part time role.

Closing date: 4 October 2021

Contact details for an informal discussion: Claire Nangle, Head of Capital Programmes via email on cnangle@westminster.gov.uk

About Us:


The Finance team in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where we go above and beyond for our residents – in all sorts of pioneering ways. Our work has the ability to have a profound impact on residents’ lives. By being smart and courageous with the council’s finances means we can achieve more for our residents.

Take the Carrick Yard housing development in Luton Street. When a big international building from couldn’t find a sales partner, we stepped in to create a joint venture partnership and underwrite any unsold units to protect our investment. Then when we felt a big banking partner would be overcharging the venture for financing the development, we decided to finance it ourselves. The result? 171homes are now under construction, leading the redevelopment of the Church Street area, whilst the council is projecting a potential return on investment of almost 14% - far in excess of anything that can be achieved on cash deposits in current market conditions.

And why does this success matter? Because it allows us to invest even more in public services that are the lifeblood of our communities

The Role:

As a Senior Delivery Manager you can make your own powerful contribution by helping our major capital projects run smoothly. Keep them on time, on budget and of the quality we aspire to – and you’ll transform life within our communities. 

The Corporate Property team’s project portfolio include both new builds and refurbishments. From libraries to leisure centres, they’re central to the Council’s aims. 

We’ll expect you to work across their lifecycle: expertly manage budgets upward of £25m, mitigating the risks, and collaborating closely with Procurement, Legal, contractors and other partners and stakeholders to keep everything on track. 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

It’s vital that you have PRINCE2 or a similar project management qualification. Beyond this, we’re looking for a background in large new build and refurbishment projects worth at least £10 million (listed buildings would help too).

Used to managing lots of stakeholders, you’ll bring a good understanding of the public sector, and know how to procure and manage architects and other professionals – in particular Tier 1 Contractors on JCT contracts. 

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments. 



What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses, and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a city for all. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high quality, affordable homes and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

At Westminster City Council, we believe everyone should be valued, and we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. As such, we particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. Quite simply, we’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed.

We appreciate that people work in different ways. As a progressive and innovative organisation, we welcome applications from candidates keen on working in an agile environment. Furthermore, as a Timewise employer we strive to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best. With such a commitment to helping our people achieve a great work/life balance, we were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative’ in the Business Culture Awards 2020, while we were Highly Commended in the ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ category.


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