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Assistant Director, Development

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
£89,041 - £96,381 per annum (+ market forces supplement)
Closing date
22 May 2024

In less than a decade, a new £1.7b superhub station will open at Old Oak Common, bringing High Speed 2, Elizabeth Line and Great Western mainline services into the heart of one of the most under-developed, yet fascinating, parts of London. Set to be one of the most connected parts of West London, Old Oak has the potentially to be an internationally significant project and have a transformational impact on our city.

With approximately 90 acres of development land around the new station, we are putting in place plans for a renewed and truly exemplary urban district to emerge – one that showcases environmental, social and economic innovation and which delivers genuinely inclusive growth for existing and future communities alike. It is this challenge that the Mayor of London has set for us at the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation. We have a single mission - to make that happen, and to ensure this happens we now need to expand the leadership of our development team.

The Development team leads the strategic regeneration programme that is assembling and driving the delivery of development within Old Oak West, as well as working across a range of other infrastructure and local improvement projects. Working across both Old Oak and Park Royal, we need an experienced and energetic professional to join a truly exceptional team and to be instrumental in the leadership of our work in close collaboration with both government and local stakeholders.

This is a unique opening for individuals with an interest in working across commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure development on a large scale and at a foundational moment in the area’s development. As part of a close-knit team, and working closely with colleagues in government, the GLA, our three host boroughs and the development industry, you will have a leading role in driving forward one of London’s largest regeneration projects.

You will have experience of leading development, regeneration and infrastructure projects in a complex stakeholder environment. Ideal candidates will have experience of private sector partnerships and procurement, be confident communicators, excellent relationship managers and share our commitment and enthusiasm for regeneration. Experience of land assembly and compulsory purchase would also be helpful.

Reporting directly to the Director of Development you will need strong organisational skills and personal resilience to thrive in a busy and demanding environment but, for the right candidate, this role offers a highly visible and important leadership role with further career development.

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

The OPDC Competency Framework Guidelines further detailing each competency and the different level indicators can be found here: OPDC/GLA competency framework.

We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We want to represent the city we serve, which will help us become a more innovative and efficient organisation. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability, and are especially keen to hear from applicants whose experience and work, in and out of paid employment, can bring a deep understanding of working in a multi-cultural, dynamic and diverse environment.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

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 and a career average pension scheme.

At OPDC we are dedicated to empowering team members through ongoing learning opportunities and professional development initiatives. Our commitment to learning and development means that we will provide you with the resources and support to expand your skills and grow your career.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

This role is based at Brent Civic Centre (32 Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ).

OPDC staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.


If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact Gareth Blacker ( or Marianne Brook (


Application closing date Wednesday 22 May at 23:59 GMT.


Interviews will take place at: Brent Civic Centre, 32 Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ on w/c 3 June.

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