Head of Construction - Red Door Ventures
Salary: Competitive
Location: Newham, East London

The Organisation

Red Door Ventures is the London Borough of Newham’s wholly owned development company which was established in 2014. Following the election of a new administration in May 2018, led by Mayor Fiaz, the company has been re-purposed to focus on the delivery of truly affordable, high quality homes in Newham.

This is a high-profile role in that the London Borough of Newham has secured the largest grant award in London from the GLA and Red Door Ventures is a key delivery partner, contributing to a programme of 1,000 new homes by 2022.

The Role

It is a tremendously exciting time to be joining the company. We are at a critical point in our journey and we want you to play a leading role in shaping our future direction and the of our Borough.

We are now looking to appoint to several newly created roles who will help take Red Door Ventures forward and appointing a new Head of Construction, is a critical part of this process.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with significant commercial aptitude and awareness coupled with excellent programme management and the ability and organisational skills to lead, motivate and develop both internal and external teams.

As the Head of Construction, you will work closely with Deputy Chief Executive and the Head of Development to ensure our programme of planned schemes are brought to life safely, on time and within budget. You will take the lead role in the coordination and delivery of our major residential development projects across the whole construction cycle from inception, design and buildability through to the coordination of the design and construction on site.

The position will support the Deputy Chief Executive on all Construction issues working adjacent to senior and similar roles in private sector partner organisations.

Red Door Ventures is a lean and dynamic organisation and inevitably this also means that as Head of Construction you will offer your expertise and experience to support all members of the team helping them to develop their experience and skills.

The Candidate

We are open to different sector experience – you may well be working within the residential development sector either for a commercial residential developer or operating at the public/private interface.

Above all however you will have a proven track record in the delivery of a range of small, medium and large-scale developments, ideally with some exposure to residential construction. As our Head of Construction, you will play a lead role in the overall delivery of a planned construction and capital development programme that demonstrably improves the design, cost and build-ability of Red Door Ventures projects.

Someone able to develop long-standing relationships with partners and stakeholders, you will have an entrepreneurial, can-do attitude and will be able to bring a positive mindset to problem solving with confident interpersonal skills and adaptability to communicate clearly with senior stakeholders. You will ensure the effective management and direction of external contractors in order to ensure delivery of the highest possible quality of design and final product.

Red Door Ventures is a dynamic, and lean organisation operating in a highly visible and exciting environment and one that requires individuals who are hands-on and able to apply a modern management style that brings the best out of people,

It is an exciting time to join Red Door Ventures. If you want to work in one of the most dynamic professional landscapes in the UK and believe in making a lasting difference, then we can’t wait for you to be part of Red Door Ventures

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Marek Dobrowolski on 0121 654 5912.

Closing date for applications: 24th October 2019

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