Deputy CEO - Red Door Ventures
Location: Newham, East London
Salary: Competitive

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 in addition to build-to-rent units.

This is a high-profile role in that the London Borough of Newham has secured the largest grant award in London from the GLA 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 and direction 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 CEO is a critical part of this process.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with demonstrable leadership skills and a passion for regeneration and place-making with a broad range of skills, experience and backgrounds including physical regeneration, development, housing and urban design.

As Deputy CEO you will be responsible for the management of our major housing development projects. This will include all aspects from identifying potential projects, appraising, securing and acquiring development opportunities and then leading the development process and associated project management/delivery aspects.

In addition, you will also work with our teams on lettings and ensuring effective leadership of the project working closely with various stakeholders and our shareholder, The London Borough of Newham.

As Deputy CEO, you will support the CEO to formulate and develop Red Door Ventures’ development strategy.

Red Door Ventures is a lean and dynamic organisation and inevitably this also means that as Deputy CEO you will offer your expertise and experience to support all members of the Development and Construction 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 passion for place-making and bring with your creativity and a strategic understanding and depth of experience of leading major and complex development and regeneration projects.

You are dynamic, decisive and hands-on with a modern management style that brings the best out of people, someone able to develop long-standing relationships with partners and stakeholders. You have an entrepreneurial, can-do attitude and will be able to bring a positive mindset to problem solving.

Whilst this is a role about tactically delivering a pipeline of new development, it is also a strategic position to lead the Boroughs approach to developing at pace a pipeline of residential development with a focus on delivering considerable numbers of new, including truly affordable, high quality homes in Newham each year

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

Closing date for applications: 25th September 2019

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