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Career opportunity at L&Q

Community Development Lead

Published: 05th Sep, 2022

The Role:

Title:                              Community Development Lead

Contract Type:               Permanent, Full Time, 35 hours per week

Persona:                         Site Based -  Beam Park and West Ham Lane, Stratford

Reporting office:              L&Q Stratford West Ham Lane, London with travel to Beam Park

Salary:                            £37,000 - £42,000 depending on experience plus £1,300 essential car user allowance


Closing date for completed applications:         9th September 2022 at 9am

Interviews will be held on:                               14th September 2022

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated. 


Role Profile.docx

L&Q’s Foundation are looking for a permanent Community Development Lead to join their team.

This is a challenging and exciting career opportunity as L&Q continues to widen its base of operations inside and outside of its traditional London and South-East base. This role will play an important part in helping us to meet our commitment to deliver both new homes and deliver our social purpose that is rooted in ensuring that we deliver quality homes and social value to those communities in which we work.

The post will support our exciting new community on the Beam Park development which will consist of 3000 new homes. The post holder will be required to work onsite at Beam Park and at our Stratford office in West Ham Lane, London E15 4PH when required.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivering community engagement and capacity building programmes in a new development or regeneration environment.  You will possess effective relationship management skills with internal and external stakeholders and with local residents, community groups and the third sector.  You will be experienced in developing socio-economic initiatives and community capacity building projects within the new development or regeneration sector.

The role will involve working closely with L&Q’s Foundation, Development, Delivery and Marketing teams.  You will be responsible for managing events, meetings and producing publicity associated with these meetings.  It will be your responsibility to ensure all such materials are compliant with L&Q Communications and branding strategy.

You will maintain a highly visible presence within the areas in which you will operate and enhance L&Q’s local reputation through the projects and initiatives you develop and manage.  The role requires high levels of self-motivation along with effective time and project management skills.

To be considered for this position candidates will demonstrate :

  • Proven project and programme management skills
  • Experience in community engagement or development
  • Experience of monitoring & evaluating social impact
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Knowledge of social and economic regeneration
  • Budgetary management skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office
  • Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Experience of event organisation to ensure partnership opportunities within the local community can be realised.

If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives, we want to hear from you.

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Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.