South Bank BID - Head of Urban Management and Improvement

Location: South Bank, London - with hybrid working (2days office/3days home)
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: £50,000 - plus benefits
Application Deadline: 20th February 2023

Join us and help champion South Bank, protecting and enhancing this unique area through creativity and collaboration, making real improvements to the area for all.

South Bank Employers’ Group (SBEG) is a membership association of the major and pre-eminent organisations in the South Bank and Waterloo area, dedicated to achieving the best possible experience for employees, residents, and visitors.

We are not-for-profit company, set up by a group of businesses and employers to regenerate and transform South Bank. We are the champions of South Bank, protecting and enhancing this unique area through creativity, collaboration, and effective delivery. We work on behalf of businesses, employees, residents, students, and visitors, by setting the agenda, breaking the mould, facilitating co-operation, and delivering programmes that bring improvement and change which protect and enhance this unique area to the benefit of all.

South Bank is an incredibly dynamic area and continues to undergo significant change, with high-profile development projects underway and more planned. For over 30 years, SBEG has been at the heart of these changes and remains committed to addressing the future needs of the area.

We now seek a Head of Urban Management and Improvement to join our Place Management team. This is a critical role, with an equal emphasis on strategic oversight and operational delivery. Our work is complex, and you must deliver to specific targets and objectives, which always looking ahead at how best to achieve our purpose. Reporting to SBEG’s Director of Place and working closely with all SBEG’s members and the wider business community, you’ll lead and deliver important work for SBEG, South Bank Business Improvement District, and Jubilee Gardens Trust. Whilst you do not have line management responsibility, you will work closely with a small team who are highly innovative and ambitious.

We seek someone with experience in similar role with the knowledge of how the urban public realm is managed and maintained. Experience in contract management including contract review, negotiation, and tender processes and the management of contractor and suppliers is key. You will come experienced in managing projects and experience in developing specifications and managing procurement processes. Strong understand of managing budgets, including those with multiple income streams and of multi-agency working is essential, including local authorities, private sector, and community and voluntary organisations.

You will be able to advocate and influence in a complex and dynamic stakeholder environment, and come with a natural ability to engage with diverse organisations and individuals. Whilst you need to be strategically minded and horizon scan, we need a ‘doer’ with the ability to deliver practical results in what is a fast-paced role, often with demanding priorities.

We have a fair and inclusive culture and work to our unique set of values. South Bank, and its many communities, is incredibly diverse and we welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds. If you share our passion, values and ambition, and wish to make real improvements to South Bank for all, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: By 9am, Monday 20th February 2023

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