Housing IT Project Manager Job at Newham Council – in London
Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. 72% of the population are from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. The Mayor of London has provided the Borough with £107 million funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022 and is intending to move to Newham in 2021. From this we expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.
The London Borough of Newham has the largest private rented sector in England with over half of Newham households (70,000) depending on private landlords for their health, safety and welfare. In response to these circumstances Newham became the first authority to adopt an authority wide landlord licensing in 2013, with nearly 40,000 homes included in one of the licensing schemes. We are leaders in the both the use of predictive analytics and of Data Mart and our LLPG Data Warehouse.
About the role
Grade SMRA, £52,722 – £64,422pa
Our Private Sector Housing Standards Service is one of the largest of its kind and has been a national lead on the use of digital platforms in delivering services to residents, tenants and private landlords.
We are now looking for a Project Manager in a new senior role who will lead on both service and corporate projects to develop a robust strategy, providing IT solutions that will drive forward our service delivery improvement programme. We are now at a critical point in considering new cloud based applications and systems that will require either in house development/integration with products such as MS Dynamics 365 and/or procuring IT solutions from the current market place.
Working in collaboration with senior colleagues across the organisation the role oversees the spectrum of data and systems management, taking responsibility for the production and development of all activity and outcomes; including measurement reports, performance indicators and various service outputs.
Managing a talented team of individuals, the role promotes an environment of continuous improvement, leading from the front, whilst developing and coaching individuals to support key processes at a corporate and service level.
As we look to improve the way we work by adapting to a changing environment, the role is crucial in developing and maximising the use of our systems for the business and our customers, identifying opportunities to enhance the service delivery.
Displaying a key focus within IT project management, you will have a proven track record in leading major reforms and upgrades in accordance with best practice methodologies, successfully delivering complex projects or programmes within a local authority or similar public sector organisation.
Encouraging innovation and partnership working you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and productivity.
Reviewing the key data to guide decision making, you should be able to evidence the use of qualitative and qualitative data to measure the performance of services, devising appropriate development strategies, whilst building complex reports from key business systems.
You will also be familiar with the principals of agile working and have experience of IT procurement processes.
Ultimately, we are looking for you to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal, to deliver positive outcomes for those living and working within the borough, putting people at the heart of what we do.
To be successfully shortlisted for the position, you must be able to evidence the following within your application:
- Detailed knowledge of the Idox UNIform module systems, or similar property and activity based Local Government system for service based housing and regulatory related functions
- Detailed knowledge of all stages of the IT project lifecycle including scoping, planning, requirements definition, design, build, integration, testing and deployment
- A clear understanding of the functions within local government, local housing services and the London-wide/national housing agenda.
- Advanced knowledge of data analysis and spreadsheet packages, such as Access, SSRS and Excel.
- Significant practical experience of delivering strategies and services to address private sector housing issues.
- Working knowledge of data-extraction tools and cross platform data matching tools.
- Project management at a senior level.
For more information regarding this role, please see the job description in the below link:
Closing date for applications is the 14th May 2021, however interest in this role may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.
Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.
Company: Newham Council –
Company Location: London