Strategic Project Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: OCT20219184

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£59,106 - £65,123 Per Annum

Closing date

27 October 2021

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Strategic Developments is a young, ambitious and growing team with responsibility for overseeing the development and construction of major regeneration projects in the Portsmouth area. This includes the regeneration of the city centre, Tipner and Horsea Island and the establishment of a pipeline of new development projects that will support the delivery of the Council’s priorities for economic growth, particularly in relation to housing delivery and the authorities arms length delivery vehicle Ravelin. This is an exciting time to join the Regeneration Directorate.

Portsmouth City Council wants to continue to be a great waterfront city and in order to do this it is seeking a high quality Strategic Project Manager who will focus on the developments associated with the authorities arm’s length development company, Ravelin. You will be required to understand the focus and aims of the company and work to deliver the pipeline of projects, land assembly and development opportunities delivered through a range of methodologies. Ravelin Housing Ltd has been established to disrupt the traditional property market and try to fix the current failings. Housing type and tenures delivered by Ravelin may therefore not currently be available within Portsmouth’s existing housing stock.

In this post you will be required to identify development opportunities in land interests of PCC. As this role will focus on Ravelin schemes, you will be expected to champion BTR, shared ownership and other tenured housing. You will understand the pipeline and concept designs for these sites working directly for the Head of Development.

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful in this role you will have be RICS qualified or equivalent as well as having relevant project management qualifications. You will have substantial project management experience, and ideally property development experience in the private sector. You will demonstrate the ability to manage contracts and the delivery of complex schemes, as well as experience of managing budgets effectively. You will have experience of working in partnership with stakeholders, contractors and agencies and experience in preparing reports and correspondence for a wide and various audience. You will have awareness of relevant legislation and experience of managing organisational change. You must demonstrate experience of using Microsoft Office applications, ideally Microsoft Project, along with possession of the highest interpersonal/communication skills. You will have proven experience of working within strict budgetary controls and the ability to think strategically and to be solutions orientated. Please read the job profile for a full list of requirements.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application fully and ensure you address the requirements listed in the job profile when completing the personal statement section of this application.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.