Project Director

London (Greater)
Up to £120k pa + excellent benefits
11 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

We’re looking for a confident, entrepreneurial and inspirational leader with proven experience of leading large, multi-phase, and multi-stakeholder projects to join us in this role as Project Director.

Last year, Catalyst were chosen by the GLA as the development partner for a major redevelopment of the St Ann’s Hospital site in Tottenham, North London. Our plans include building over 900 homes with a proportion of affordable homes set aside for community-led housing, enabling local people to own some of the homes and making St Ann’s one of the largest community-led housing schemes in London.

A growing business with a strong social purpose

Our purpose at Catalyst is ‘homes people love’. That means everything from developing and maintaining great homes, to delivering excellent service to our customers every day. We provide housing for those who can’t afford a home without our help as well as offering a wide range of homes for rent, shared ownership or outright purchase. We’re one of the UK’s leading housing associations with 34,000 homes and 1,200 employees. We're a strong business at a particularly exciting point in our evolvement having recently merged with another large housing association, Aldwyck. We are inspired by the benefits of a diverse workforce. We encourage diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organisation and are fully committed to equality of opportunity.

We’re also a Sunday Times top 100 Best Company to Work for. We invest care, time and resources in our people because we know it’s our people who will drive our purpose. If you’d like to be part of what we do, please get in touch.

The Role

As a Project Director, you will be a senior leader within the group development directorate with the responsibility to bring forward and successfully deliver a complex mixed tenure and use, multi-phased development with multiple stakeholders. 

You will have oversight of all internal and external communication strategies with residents, schools and councillors and offer recommended solutions to those with major concerns. In addition to this, you will organise the planning application preparation, submission and ultimate approvals. You will own the costs within the appraisal making sure these are accurately monitored, and all value engineering opportunities are explored and communicated effectively. In line with this, you will also be responsible for overseeing, approving and managing the fees and abnormal budget and ensure that accurate and robust information transfers are communicated between phases and departments. You will help to deliver a thoroughly investigated strategy, setting budgets, understand the buyers and devise marketing strategies to attract them. This will include creating feedback loops from buyers and Asset Management so quality/spec etc. are periodically reviewed.

Key Requirements

You will have demonstrable and thorough experience in successfully leading a large, multi-phase, and multi-stakeholder project. You will have experience in a senior development role with proven experience in complex project management that has required you to present and report effectively at executive and board level. You will be able to provide confidence in the accuracy of your information and judgement as well as having strong understanding of setting and tracking financial metrics. A confident, entrepreneurial and inspirational leader with strong commercial acumen and communication skills, you will have a desire to improve your knowledge of the external environment by assessing emerging policy, legislation, trends and patterns within the sector.

You will uphold and adhere to Catalyst organisational values both internally and externally and be a spokesperson and face ultimate responsibility for the project.

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