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Head of Development

Reference: FEB20210384
Expiry date: 23:59, 21 February 2021
Location: London
Salary: £75,935 Per Annum
Benefits: 32 days annual leave, plus local government pension scheme
Attachments: HeadofDevelopmentRecruitmentPack2021.pdf

Head of Development

Salary per annum – £75,935 plus annual market supplement of £33,554

Full Time Permanent

Who we are

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is the organisation that the Mayor of London has set up to drive the regeneration of the area of east London around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

This means that we do many different things, from building new homes, schools, universities, cultural institutions and business premises; to managing a beautiful Park and fantastic sporting venues; to running community events and sports programmes. 

To do all this we work with our wider family and use our shared resources across our group.  Your role will therefore be central to our mission as an organisation as well as the other group organisations. 

We are making Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the vibrant communities surrounding into an attractive and inspiring place where people come together to achieve great things; a place where local talent is celebrated and the benefits of regeneration can be shared by all; and a place that attracts investment, improving local lives as well as driving national economic growth. 

A total of 32 million people have visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since it reopened after the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. An additional 40,000 jobs are expected to be created on the park by 2025, plus 33,000 new homes in the wider Stratford area by 2036, including the London Legacy Development Corporation’s developments at Chobham Manor, East Wick, Sweetwater, Pudding Mill, Bridgewater, Stratford Waterfront, Rick Roberts Way and Hackney Wick.  

The London Legacy Development Corporation is also entering into an exciting period with the construction of the East Bank project – a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth – which will create sites at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for Sadler’s Wells, BBC Music and the V&A (in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution), as well as the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion and the University College London. 

What we are looking for  

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Development Directorate and lead a number of high profile, complex development projects, which will deliver the Legacy Corporation’s business plan objectives and long-term regeneration vision. Our portfolio of development projects includes the delivery of some 5,800 new homes across 10 sites and over 400,000 sq ft of employment floorspace.

You will bring a proactive and commercial approach, together with a commitment to high quality design, sustainability and socio-economic outcomes.

Working at a senior level, with a range of internal and external stakeholders, you will manage, lead and guide existing project teams to successfully deliver the LLDC Vision to create a dynamic new metropolitan centre for London.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing large and complex property development and/or regeneration projects, from inception through to completion. You will have significant senior management experience, with evidence of effective decision-making skills.

Our broad range of projects will require you to have a track record of successfully negotiating development agreements and/or joint venture agreement and disposal contracts with development partners and promoting complex public/private partnerships.

If you would like to discuss this role further or have any questions please contact the HR team on 0203 288 1800 or

** At LLDC we appreciate that you may want a flexible approach to working, it’s about giving our employees the opportunity to be adaptable and embrace new ways of working to improve our productivity and performance. This role will be considered for flexible working if required, which could be, for example, job share, part time hours, home working or compressed hours.  

We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups. **

      To find out more about this role please download a copy of our recruitment pack and hit “Apply Now”

The closing date for applications is Sunday 21st February 2021 at midnight.
This role will consist of a two-stage interview process.  First stage Interviews will be held across w/c 1st & 8th March 2021 and the second stage will follow during w/c 15th March 2021.

Currently we are facilitating interviews via MS Teams video call.  The details of this process or other options will be discussed at invite stage.