The Extraordinary Story of Tiffeny’s Powerful Voice
At Westminster City Council, we don’t just listen to the voices and experiences of our residents – we listen to our people too. Tiffeny is a single mum whose young son has ADHD and before joining our team, she never thought she’d find a job that gave her flexibility and freedom to support her son’s needs. As a neurodivergent woman herself, she also never expected to be part of a team that not only supports her needs, but actively celebrates them – where people encourage her to be her true self. And that’s what she found here at the City of Westminster.
Working as an Engagement Officer Within the corporate property team means that she gets to meet people from all walks of life within the community supporting the development of positive change, especially being the voice for young people where it matters – in education, training, or employment. Her experiences and her amazing ability to relate to others means that within the first few months of joining our team, she’d already made a huge impact on things like accessibility in the Borough. Tiffeny feels heard and that’s because we know how important it is to listen.
As a Strategic Delivery Manager, you can make your own powerful contribution to improving properties across one of the UK’s most iconic areas. In this high-profile role, you’ll be a pivotal member of a friendly Capital Programmes team. The team work at pace on a hugely diverse range of projects throughout the Council’s operational estate – from offices to libraries; schools to leisure centres. We’ll look to you to drive delivery of refurbishment and new build projects to the highest standards.
Because this is a brand new role, you’ll enjoy scope to really make it your own as you set approaches and standards for the future. Working across the whole Authority, you’ll be instrumental to identifying opportunities for us to work more efficiently. You’ll then enjoy the challenge of establishing a programme-based approach to improvements, while managing immediate service pressures in the short term. At Westminster, you’ll find every day is different – and none are ever dull.
An innovative thinker and inspiring leader, you have a demonstrable track record of managing complex capital programmes in a high-profile environment. This should include both new builds and refurbishment, with a high volume of programmes of work. Experience with listed buildings would be a real advantage. Your skillset will certainly include managing assessment of property and user needs, managing complex internal and external stakeholder relationships, and delivering reports and presentations to Senior personnel and Elected Members.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds (B.A.ME) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.
At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we service at all levels. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and are empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties [westminster.gov.uk].
We are a multi award winning and forward-thinking Council which appreciates that people work in different ways, and where our staff benefit from working in a range of flexible and agile working patterns.
The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.