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    02 March 2019

Ref: GSe49483

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.

This is a high-profile role in that the London Borough of Newham secured the largest grant award in London from the GLA and Red Door Ventures is the Council’s key delivery partner, contributing to a programme of at least 1,000 new homes by 2022.

We are now looking for a new Chief Executive to lead and shape the next stage of the company’s development, accountable to both Board and the LB Newham as the sole shareholder.

The role requires an outstanding and enthusiastic professional with the right balance of commercial acumen and strong sense of social purpose, aligned to the Council’s community wealth building agenda. 

You must have a verifiable record track record of personal delivery of high-quality residential development and place making in areas of economic deprivation. You will have a collaborative style and determination to achieve targets in a complex urban environment.

The Chief Executive of Red Door Venture should also be comfortable and experienced in working with locally elected representatives and understand the importance of well-designed neighbourhoods in the Newham context.

For more information or for an informal confidential discussion please contact Simon Wing on 020 7426 3976 or Rosie Gunn on 020 7426 3998.

Closing dateFriday 1 March 2019 at 5pm
Long listingw/c 11 March 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 18 and 25 March 2019
Short listingw/c 1 April 2019
Assessmentw/c 8 March 2019
Final panelw/c 15 April 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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